• Cuprite Var. “Chalcotrichite”
  • Cuprite Var. “Chalcotrichite”
  • Cuprite Var. “Chalcotrichite”

Cuprite Var. “Chalcotrichite”

$650.00   €576  £500.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC13235
From a Victorian collection, this lovely example of the acicular habit of Cuprite, “Chalcotrichite”, is from the famous copper mine, Fowey Consols at Tywardreath near to St. Austell, Cornwall, England. A matrix of milky-Quartz coated with sooty-black Wad has a cellular etched Quartz upper surface in which small clusters of reticulated mats of pinkish-red “Chalcotrichite” nestle. The two main patches measure 5 x 3 mm and 3 x 2 mm, and although small, stand out due to their bright lustre and contrasting background. Many smaller mats are scattered across the surface of this choice specimen.


7.0 × 5.9 × 4.6 cm
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