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Mineral Specimen #5873    Copper Crystals (coated)

Phoenix Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw Co., Michigan


Well formed, Copper crystals with a reddish coloration likely due to a micro coating of Cuprite. The specimen has been lacquered which was often done in past. The specimen could be quite old judging by the type of lacquer; however, the dumps still produce specimens. Because of the lacquer, it is difficult to distinguish the attached material; however, some appears to be pale colored Prehnite which is often found attached to Copper at the mine.

Condition: Good

Flaws: The specimen has been coated with a lacquer.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Michigan | Copper | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars