• Cuprite with Native Copper
  • Cuprite with Native Copper
  • Cuprite with Native Copper
Oxides and Hydroxides

Cuprite with Native Copper

$1,500.00   €1,251  £1,080.00 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 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 to black.  However, in strong light the Cuprite is seen to be translucent claret-red with occasional flashes of brilliant blood-red appearing.  This is a beautiful specimen and so characteristic of the Cuprite and Native Copper found in Wheal Gorland’s rich oxidised zone.  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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