Rickardite With Native Tellurium
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
Good Hope Mine, Vulcan District, Gunnison County, Colorado (TYPE LOCALITY)
Ex. American Museum of Natural History; Lawrence H. Conklin
A very metallic, bright specimen showing lathe-shaped crystals of tellurium admixed with sparkling rickardite in microcrystals around it. Rickardite is a SUPER RARE copper telluride, first discovered here in the early 1900s. This specimen, formerly #17583 in the AMNH collection, surely dates to those early days. It comes with an AMNH label showing it was a gift from an FJ Arkins (I do not know of him). Good Hope Mine, Vulcan District, Gunnison Co., Colorado is the TYPE LOCALE. Ex AMNH exchanged into the collection of dealer/collector Lawrence Conklin.