• Cuprite on Primary Malachite
  • Cuprite on Primary Malachite
  • Cuprite on Primary Malachite
  • Cuprite on Primary Malachite
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Cuprite on Primary Malachite

$1,250.00   €1,030  £930.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20825
A fabulous octahedral Cuprite crystal, 1.4 cm wide, rests at an acute angle, part embedded in a small matrix of Primary Malachite, from the Mashamba West mine in the Kolwezi mining district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Cuprite forms a metallic black crystal with mirror-like reflective faces and only along one edge are hints of its true characteristic blood-red colour be detected. The Primary Malachite has a silky lustre which shimmers whilst rocked back and forth. It forms broad, gently curved blades nested within each other, with each layer receding a little, in a Sidney Opera House roof-style structure. A choice combination piece from this classic mine in west Africa.

Details

Dimensions
3.0 × 4.8 × 2.1 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Latest Additions, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Malachite, Primary

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