CUPRITE CRYSTAL

$330

CUPRITE CRYSTAL
CUPRITE CRYSTAL

CUPRITE CRYSTAL

$330

CUPRITE CRYSTAL

An outstanding and beautiful Cuprite Crystal specimen.  These are getting rarer 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.  Cuprite should not be handled as it will tarnish the specimen.  This crystal is mounted on perspex so you can inspect it up close without touching the crystal itself and admire it in your cabinet with your other favourites.  Check our Metals page for our full selection, RocknCrystals specialise in Metal Specimens from Australia and around the World.

Location:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Western Siberian Region, Russia.

Dimensions:
3cm x 3cm x 2.5cm, 50g.

Cuprite: Cu2O

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CUPRITE CRYSTALCUPRITE CRYSTAL

An outstanding and beautiful Cuprite Crystal specimen.  These are getting rarer 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.  Cuprite should not be handled as it will tarnish the specimen.  This crystal is mounted on perspex so you can inspect it up close without touching the crystal itself and admire it in your cabinet with your other favourites.  Check our Metals page for our full selection, RocknCrystals specialise in Metal Specimens from Australia and around the World.

Location:
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Western Siberian Region, Russia.

Dimensions:
3cm x 3cm x 2.5cm, 50g.

Cuprite: Cu2O

Cuprite is found as an oxidation product of copper sulphides in the upper zones of veins.  It is often associated with Native Copper, Malachite, Azurite, Limonite and Chalocite.   Cuprite is also known as as Chalcotrichite, which is a fibrous formation.  Cuprite has been a major ore of copper and is still mined in many places around the world.

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.

Named in 1845 by Wilhelm Karl von Haidinger from the Latin “cuprum,” in allusion to its composition. Haidinger renamed a previously known mineral that had been known by a wide variety of names.

 

Weight 66 g
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 5 cm