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Cuprite with Cerussite

#30736

Cuprite with Cerussite

#30736
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 4 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Block 14 Opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Nice little piece with of mostly purple-red Cuprite (darker than pictured - our lights really bring out the internal color of Cuprite) replacing Copper with octahedral and cubic crystals to 3mm and associated with tiny white Cerusssite crystals an green crusty Malachite.

Cuprite

Formula
Cu1+2
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Capillary 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown red, purple red, red, black 
Streak
brownish red 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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