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hessite

(ˈhɛsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a black or grey metallic mineral consisting of silver telluride in cubic crystalline form. Formula: Ag2Te
[C19: from German Hessit; named after Henry Hess, 19th-century chemist of Swiss origin who worked in Russia; see -ite1]
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Silver-bearing minerals in the deposit include hessite ([Ag.
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.