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.
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