1782 Tellurium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

TransylvaniaFranz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, Martin Heinrich Klaproth elements


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Earth miners

Pál Kitaibel independently discovered tellurium, but seven years after Müller. Klaproth did his analysis given a sample from Müller. Later metalologists, repeating similar extractions from the same minerals and ores would need to be content with finding elements that had already been found.

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