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Cuprite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
305.00gr
Description

Aggregate composed exclusively by dark red cuprite crystals that reach 2.8 cm in size, with an elongated central cavity where the faces present an intense lustre, stepping growths and incipient cubic habit. Good size and heavy piece from Tsumeb (305g).

Acquired Oct/20/1970 from Martin Ehrmann. Ex René Virlet.

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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