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Cuprite with Placheite

#AH51728

Cuprite with Placheite

#AH51728
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi dist., Katanga, Democratic Rep. of Congo
Tagged
copper

A large thumbnail specimen with good size Cuprite crystals to 1.3cm. The blue is the Plancheite.

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.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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