CUPRITE SLAB 1
A great little chunk of Cuprite Slab 1. From a renowned and now closed location, last mined in 1960. Quite heavy for their size, polishes to a dark red with other colours from minerals like..
Malachite, Azurite, Copper and some others.
5.2cm x 4cm x 2.2cm, 159g.
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.