• Cuprite
  • Cuprite
  • Cuprite
  • Cuprite


ID: CC72
A rich example of a Cornish Cuprite. The specimen consists dominantly of Cuprite ranging from partially formed to well formed sharp octahedral crystals measuring to 3mm in size. The specimen is dark maroon with sparkling silvery lustre, and many of the individual Cuprite crystals are translucent and bright red. The Cuprite crystals are cementing together small pieces of Quartz breccia. A classic mid 1800s English Cuprite.


7.0 × 5.5 × 4.8 cm
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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