Tellurium (Native)
Emperor Mine, Vatukoula, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
A stunning, superior crystal of native tellurium, quite simply so sharp it looks carved. I cannot imagine a better example of the species, on a gram per grambasis. This quality was found ONLY at this locality, and few specimens have ever been exported to our market over the years. A thumbnail so well-sized, so displayable, and pristine all around, is a thing of rarity and among my favorite of mineral specimens