• Cuprite
  • Cuprite
  • Cuprite
  • Cuprite


$5,000.00   €4,257  £3,660.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15898
This fabulous miniature of exquisitely crystallised Cuprite from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia occurs with small 1 mm crystals of greyish-cream Dolomite. The crystal quality of both species combines to create a stunning specimen which has been mounted vertically on a small acrylic base. The base is labelled simply as “Cuprite” together with its catalogue number, hinting as to its previous life in a famous modern collection of Tsumeb miniatures and thumbnails. The Cuprite forms as highly modified cuboctahedral and dodecahedral crystals of intensely deep maroon red, appearing black from a distance. On close examination hints of translucent vibrant red can be observed around the crystal edges. Also under magnification, sub-millimetre micro-crystals of deep emerald green Malachite are dotted here and there over the Cuprite surfaces. A magnificent miniature Cuprite.


4.0 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm
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Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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