• Cuprite
  • Cuprite
  • Cuprite


ID: CC11150
This granular, vuggy and highly porous specimen is almost entirely composed of crystallised Cuprite forming a surprisingly heavy specimen from one of the most famous Cornish mines, Wheal Gorland, in the parish of Gwennap to the NE of Redruth.  The Cuprite forms equant burgundy-red octahedral crystals of 2 to 3 mm diameter and is frequently accompanied by granular reddish-bronze Native Copper and milky-white granular Quartz.  A very rich Cuprite from Wheal Gorland.

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9.8 × 8.4 × 5.0 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Native Copper

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