On the Cusp: Tellurium September 30 2014

Our tellurium ingots will be ready for market later this week. Tellurium has a strong crystallization pattern. These ingots thus presented a challenge both in production and polishing.  The finished product still shows the underlying crystallization and has some surface fissuring as a result. If you want an ingot with character this is your metal. We hope you will like the way they look. They are among our favorite.  Most importantly they all contain at least one full troy ounce of tellurium, a very rare industrial metal which sits atop platinum in our favorite list detailing the relative rarity of elements in the Earth's crust:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundance_of_elements_in_Earth%27s_crust

 

For those of you who missed our blog which drops some historical nuggets on this metal please see the below:

 

http://www.rwmmint.com/blogs/news/15193133-telluride-colorado-mining-the-streets-for-calaverite-and-the-solyndra-bankruptcy