• Cuprite with Olivenite
  • Cuprite with Olivenite
  • Cuprite with Olivenite
  • Cuprite with Olivenite
  • Cuprite with Olivenite
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Cuprite with Olivenite

$2,000.00   €1,777  £1,590.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15277
A pair of magnificent, deep burgundy, octahedral Cuprite crystals, together with one partly intergrown smaller crystal, sit on a thumbnail sized mound of rhombohedral micro-crystals of creamy-tan Calcite.  The two principle Cuprite crystals measure 0.9 cm on edge and form perfectly developed octahedrons with scaly growth patterns on their faces.  Very dark-green Olivenite, appearing black, sits between, and as inclusions within, the Calcite crystals, forming occasional micro-acicular crystals and granules, but these are only recognizable under magnification.  A superb thumbnail sized specimen of octahedral Cuprite.

Details

Dimensions
2.4 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Olivenite

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