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Mineral Specimen #5976    Cuprite Crystals on Copper Crystals

Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico

5 x 4 x 1.1 cm


Ex. Steve Pullman

Well formed Cuprite crystals have grown on spongey Copper crystals. The Cuprite crystals are very dark in color, essentially black, but there is a reddish tint visible when well lit.

Condition: Good

Flaws: A few of the Cuprite are damaged and several others have microscopic cipping. The Quartz crystals are all broken

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