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Cuprite variety chalcotrichite

#PD32726

Cuprite variety chalcotrichite

#PD32726
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
copper

A beauty with deep red Cuprite crystals to 4mm across showing somewhat the acicular habit of chalcotrichite. Excellent old-timer from this highly sought after locality with a A. L. McGuinness label. The red was really brought out by the digital camera, so expect the red color to be a little darker if you purchase this specimen.

We are reposting this piece with a good discount because the original buyer changed their mind after purchasing it last week.

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
Phillips Collection
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