(L. tellus, earth) Discovered by Muller von Reichenstein in 1782; named by Klaproth,who isolated it in 1798.
Tellurium is occasionally found native, but is more often found as the telluride ofgold (calaverite), and combined with other metals. It is recovered commercially from theanode muds that are produced during the electrolytic refining of blister copper. The U.S.,Canada, Peru, and Japan are the largest Free World producers of the element.
Our server costs have gone up and our advertising revenue has gone down. You do the math! If you find our site useful, consider donating to keep us going. Thanks!
'A scientist is happy, not in resting on his attainments but in the steady acquisition of fresh knowledge.'