An outstanding and beautiful Cuprite Crystal specimen. These are getting harder to find and this is a goodie, as you can see in the photos. The red colour shines through well and the crystals show excellent octahedral formation. You simply can’t go wrong purchasing a specimen of this quality and from this location. Cuprite crystals will always be collectible and like all metals are totally oresome.
It is often associated with Native Copper, Malachite, Azurite, Limonite and Chalocite.
Of all the copper ores except for native copper, Cuprite gives the greatest yield of copper per molecule since there is only one oxygen atom to every two copper atoms. As a mineral specimen, Cuprite shows fine examples of well-developed cubic crystal forms. Cuprite’s dark crystals show internal reflections of the true deep red inside the almost black crystal. Other varieties, such as chalcotrichite, show tufts of needle-like crystals that have a beautiful red color and a special sparkle that make them popular display cabinet specimens.