• Cuprite
  • Cuprite


$250.00   €209  £180.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21202
For a miniature specimen, this Cuprite has exceptionally fine quality crystals and is a splendid example from the world-renowned Tsumeb mine in Namibia, formerly South West Africa.  Tsumeb has been described as the world’s greatest mineral locality because of the quality and diversity of its finely-crystallised minerals.  The Cuprite crystals embedded throughout this gossan-textured Dolomitic matrix form perfectly developed equant crystals of deep translucent claret-red, up to about 5 mm across and forming excellent modified cuboctahedral crystals with mirror-bright reflective faces.  A great miniature Tsumeb Cuprite from the Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.


4.5 × 6.4 × 2.0 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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