• CUPRITE
  • CUPRITE
  • CUPRITE
  • CUPRITE
  • CUPRITE
Classic Minerals

CUPRITE

$1,250.00   €1,128  £960.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10529
A large, heavy display specimen composed entirely of intergrown Cuprite crystals from Inca de Oro in CopiapĆ³ Province, Atacama Region, Chile.  Translucent, cherry-red crystals grow to around 5 mm and are typically between 3 to 5 mm across; some can exceed this.  The specimen is built from many hundreds of such crystals and has the typical patina of Cuprite between deep cherry-red and grey-silver with a bright metallic lustre.  Occasional patches of creamy-white Calcite adhere to the specimen and at one end, a small cluster of Copper occurs as crude crystals.  A wonderful Cuprite from the Atacama Region of Chile.

Details

Dimensions
15.4 × 9.4 × 5.1 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite

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