PSEUDOMORPH MALACHITE CUPRITE
A rare Australian mineral specimen of Pseudomorph Malachite Cuprite. You can clearly see that the Malachite is not in one of its natural forms, but instead is more like cuprite or copper. A pseudomorph is when one mineral is chemically replaced by another mineral without changing the external form of the original mineral. In this case the Malachite has replaced the original Cuprite mineral. There is also Smithsonite on this specimen. A very collectible piece, both for that fact is a pseudomorph and also because it is a rare mineral from a great location. An excellent gift or treat for the mineral collector and a must for the Australian Collection. This oresome mineral specimen is mounted on perspex to go straight into your cabinet.
7cm x 4cm x 2.5cm, 90g
Block 14 Open Cut, South Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia