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Cuprite On Calcite

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Cuprite On Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm
Description

Several cuboctahedrons of cuprite perched on a sod of sparkling calcite. The cuprites are excellent defined, sharp edged and highly lustrous. On some faces there is a clear visible octahedral growing pattern, which maces the specimen more attractie. The main crystal is pristine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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