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

Native Copper with Cuprite

$350.00   €332  £280.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32827
The original Poldice mine was mining tin as early as 1748, becoming part of the St. Day United Mines group much later. Situated in the parish of Gwennap, now about half between the villages of St Day and Twelveheads and about 5 km (3 miles) east of Redruth. This showy cabinet specimen is a gnarled mass of branching Native Copper plates and branches with an excellent coverage of well developed Cuprite crystals and some attached, opaque, cream Quartz in various epimorphed habits. The Native Copper has a well-aged dark sooty maroon to black patina. The same can be said for the Cuprite, the crystals typically having an almost chocolaty patina but sometime hinting at maroon. A lovely example of Native Copper and Cuprite from the St. Day United Mines with a Mike Brooke Collection label.


8.5 × 8.5 × 4.2 cm
Latest Additions, Native Elements, Oxides and Hydroxides, Pseudomorphs
St Day United Mines, Gwennap, St Day District, Cornwall, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Native Copper

Related Mineral Specimens

Cuprite var Chalcotrichite
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Rich red-orange felted areas of Chalcotrichite measuring to 2cm by 1.4cm are developed over gemmy...
 Ogonja, Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia, Africa
A beautiful group of intergrown arborescent branches of crystallized Native Copper from Ogonja near...
Dolomite on Cuprite
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Intergrown pearly lustred crystals of white Dolomite have formed over a druse of maroon red Cuprite...
Native Copper
 Rudabanya, Rudabanyai Mts, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen Co, Hungary, Europe
A remarkable small cabinet specimen of Native Copper forming arborescent branches of linked and...