• Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
  • Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite

Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite

$500.00   €421  £380.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20499
Rich velvet-like areas of crushed strawberry-red acicular Cuprite, variety Chalcotrichite, coat the top surface of a fine granular-textured dark chocolate-brown iron-rich matrix.  This fine specimen is from Ray mine on Scott Mountain in Pinal County, one of Arizona’s many famous and historic mines.  Ray mine worked a polymetallic orebody containing copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead and molybdenum.  The largest patch of Chalcotrichite covers a roughly 3 x 2 cm area; its striking colour and silky lustre contrasting wonderfully against the dark matrix.


4.2 × 6.9 × 4.5 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chalcotrichite, Cuprite

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