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A Review of Tellurium Minerals

QIAN Han-dong, CHEN Wu, XIE Jia-dong, HUANG Jing   

  1. Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, 210093
  • Received:2000-06-20 Revised:2000-06-20 Online:2000-06-20 Published:2000-06-20

Abstract: This paper preliminary summarises 172 tellurium miuerals which have been reported in literatures and formally approved by the Commission on Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) of the International Mi neralogical Association (IMA). A list of these minerals is given as a table. The major element chemical compositions, geochemical features, geochemistry and mod es of occurrences of tellurium minerals, and the achievements acquired in tellur ium mineralogy of China are reviewed. Finally the problems concerning the furthe r studies of tellurium mineralogy and geochemistry are also discussed.