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Cuprite & Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Wheal Phoenix, Linkinhorne, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.9 × 3.1 × 2.2 cm
Description

This superb mini features countless excellent defined, deep red crystals of Cuprite in intimate cohesion with some relicts of native Copper. The Cuprite is multifaced as well, sharp edged and highly lustrous. The transparency is very good and the overall aesthetics great. An admirable oldtimer from Wheal Phoenix. Cornwall Great United Mines was bought by James Seccombe in 1842 he subsequently renamed it Wheal Phoenix  in 1844. The mine was finally closed in 1914.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprite

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

Copper

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

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