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Cuprite Var Tile ore

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Cuprite Var Tile ore

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Description
Locality: 
Ting-Tang Mine, Gwennap, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm
Description

This is a sample of a brick-red massive form of cuprite known as "tile ore" with some green malachite on matrix from the Ting Tang Mine, a 19th century Cornish copper mine.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Tile ore

Variety Of: 

Cuprite

Formula: 
Cu2O
Strunz: 
4.AA.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Formula: 
Cu2O
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Brick Red

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