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Petzite



The mineral petzite, Ag3AuTe2, is a soft, steel-gray mineral generally deposited by hydrothermal activity. It forms isometric crystals, and is usually associated with rare tellurium and gold minerals, often with silver, mercury, and copper.

Additional recommended knowledge

The name comes from W. Petz, who discovered the mineral in Romania in 1845.

References

  • Webmineral.com
  • Mindat.org
  • http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0GDX/is_1_79/ai_111933539

See also

 
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