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Copper & Cuprite

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 4.3 × 1.6 cm
Description

Very uncommon stuff for Tsumeb - this massive habit of copper crystals is exceptional. The specimen is developed as floater and looks great in each angle. It is covered with micro-crystals of cuprite, which gives a nearly red visual impact to the piece. Undamaged.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Copper

Formula: 
Cu
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Cuprite

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