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Cuprite

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Locality: 
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm
Description

Cuprite from Chessy is usually not larger than 1 or in exception 1,5cm - so this one is extremely large, I would say the doubled size as we usually know from the locality. It is a floater and shows a very sharp habit. It is in a stage of alteration to Malachite. The faces are completely etched and show very interesting nd eye-catching texture - the crystal begins to get hollow - but all etches are sublimed and sharp. It looks great all around and there are no damages at all.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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