• Cuprite with Native Copper
  • Cuprite with Native Copper
  • Cuprite with Native Copper
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Cuprite with Native Copper

$1,500.00   €1,339  £1,140.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21087
This fine small cabinet specimen of Cuprite and Native Copper crystals is from the world-famous Wheal Gorland in the parish of Gwennap, which became part of the St. Day United Mines set.  The village of St. Day is about 3 km east of Redruth in Cornwall, England.  Hundreds of 1 to 2 mm octahedral Cuprite crystals cover a massive Cuprite and milky Quartz veinstone within which is a 7 cm long by 2 cm wide band of crystallised Native Copper.  The Native Copper has a copper-tinted milk chocolate patina and the Cuprite crystals appear dark maroon, tending towards black.  However, in strong light the Cuprite is seen to be translucent claret-red with occasional flashes of brilliant blood-red.  This is a beautiful specimen and so characteristic of the Cuprite and Native Copper found in Wheal Gorland’s rich oxidation zone.  It is from the Dr Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.

Details

Dimensions
5.5 × 8.0 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Native Copper

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