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Copper

With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Rheinbreitenbach, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm
Description

Amazing 19th century specimen showing copper crystals inside chalcedony matrix. Most likely from Virneberg Mine which is an ancient copper mine worked intermittently from 1611 to 1872.

Comes with an onglued handwritten label. Rare historic material.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Copper

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