• Cuprite
  • Cuprite
Oxides and Hydroxides


$600.00   €517  £440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19036
A super-rich miniature of crystallised Cuprite covering the top surface of a Goethite-Limonite gossan from Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  The Cuprite crystals lie flattened across the matrix’s surface and are all interconnected forming a crystallised mass.  The more individual octahedral crystals measure up to 0.9 cm wide and where the Cuprite forms plates, these attain 2 cm across the longest dimension.  All crystals have a highly reflective mirror-like lustre and although appearing metallic grey from a distance, are seen near to as bright cochineal red and claret.  A beautiful miniature Tsumeb Cuprite.


4.8 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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