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altaite

[al′tā‚īt]
(mineralogy)
PbTe A tin-white lead-tellurium mineral occurring as isometric crystals with tin ores in central Asia.
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These veined zones contain localized concentrations of the tellurium minerals hessite and altaite.
This paper underlines the mineralogical characteristics of these deposits by pyrite presence as the main mineral, either disseminated or as sulphur; the absence of arsenopyrite and the occurrence of a variety of minerals such as gold, silver, lead, bismuth and nickel of the telluride's group: Petzite, Calaverite, Silvanite, Hessite, Bolinskite, Shtiutzite, Melonite, and altaite, as well as the presence of gold of high purity and electrum (Torres et al.
In the South sector, the galena and the sphalerite are diffused, the native gold prevails in form of small inclusions in the pyrite; and inside the group of tellurides, the Altaite and silver tellurides are diffused.