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Moctezumite - Sold

Moctezumite is a lead uranyl tellurate. Gaines (1965) named the mineral after the town of Moctezuma, Mexico, near the type locality. Moctezumite forms tan crystals to 3 mm on a fracture surface in massive quartz. A rich example.

This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. He obtained this piece in 1981 from Forrest Cureton. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.