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CUPRITE SPHERE

$60

CUPRITE SPHERE
CUPRITE SPHERE
CUPRITE SPHERE

CUPRITE SPHERE

$60

CUPRITE SPHERE

A Cuprite Sphere to add to your Sphere collection.  Hard to come by is Cuprite in any form.  Bit of a rustic hand polished Sphere as Cuprite can be hard to polish.  Check our Metals page for our full selection, RocknCrystals specialise in Metal Specimens from Australia and around the World.  We also have a great range of Spheres to choose from.  The Cuprite Sphere comes with a Hematite Ring Stand.

Location:
Africa.

Dimensions:
6.5cm Diameter, 585g.

Cuprite: Cu2O.

 

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CUPRITE SPHERECUPRITE SPHERE

A Cuprite Sphere to add to your Sphere collection.  Hard to come by is Cuprite in any form.  Bit of a rustic hand polished Sphere as Cuprite can be hard to polish.  Check our Metals page for our full selection, RocknCrystals specialise in Metal Specimens from Australia and around the World.  We also have a great range of Spheres to choose from.  The Cuprite Sphere comes with a Hematite Ring Stand.

Location:
Africa.

Dimensions:
6.3cm Diameter, 542g.

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.

 

Additional information

Weight 580 g
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 7 cm

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