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Mineral Specimen #2580    Dendritic Wire Copper on Etched Calcite

Tsumeb, Namibia

9.1 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm


Thin wires of Copper which are covered with micro, sharply pointed, elongated, spinel twin crystals. The Copper is attached to a small pocket within a mass of Calcite. The Calcite has a pastel yellow color with a high luster and is highly etched with a few scattered small rhombic crystals. The Calcite fluoresces peach/orange under SW and pale yellow under LW. It is a bit hard to ascertain the condition of the specimen since the etched surfaces would disguise any breaks. It is however, quite an attractive specimen.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Copper | Calcite | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars