• Malachite coating Cuprite (4 loose crystals)
Oxides and Hydroxides

Malachite coating Cuprite (4 loose crystals)

$800.00   €689  £630.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8558
A fascinating set of four loose crystals of Malachite coating Cuprite from the classic locality of Chessy-les-Mines at Le Bois d’Oingt in France, the type locality for Azurite.  Two crystals are twelve-sided (dodecahedrons) and two eight-sided (octahedrons) and all are completely coated in a layer of emerald leaf-green, semi-lustrous Malachite.  All four specimens are markedly different forms of the Cuprite crystals present at this locality.  One is a regular dodecahedron; the other dodecahedron has some modified edges with developing triangular faces; one octahedral crystal has eight nicely developed hopper faces and the other pyramidal growth on each face (opposite to the hopper form).  An interesting selection of these various forms of Malachite-coated Cuprite.

Details

Dimensions
1.2 × 1.4 × 1.0 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite, Malachite

Related Mineral Specimens

Malachite with Azurite
$200
 Christiana Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District Mines, Attiki Prefecture, Greece, Europe
A neat stalactitic crystalline Malachite measuring to 2cm appears to have run out over the red-brown...
Malachite
$950
 Kolwezi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga (Shaba), DR Congo (Zaire), Africa
A fine display of stalactitic Malachite from the Kolwezi Mine,Kolwezi, D R Congo. Stalactites of...
Cuprite with Cuprian Smithsonite
$3,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
Intergrown maroon-red crystals of Cuprite form a cluster mostly displaying octahedral habit...
Malachite coating Cuprite crystals
$4,290
 Onganja, Seeis, Windhoek District, Namibia, Africa
A now classic from the Onganja mining area in Namibia of Malachite coating large Cuprite...