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Mineral Information on:
altaite

Chemical Group:    telluride

Chemical Formula:   
PbTe

Color:  tin-white, tarnishes to bronze-yellow            Streak:

Luster:  metallic

 

Hardness:  3          Specific Gravity:  8.16                 

Fracture: 

Cleavage:  cubic cleavage

 

Crystal Forms and Habits:  Cubic system (cubic or octahedral crystals)
     Usually massive with cubic cleavage

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Toxicity:      when-              when inhaled-

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