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Cuprite

#PD32886

Cuprite

#PD32886
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 7 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Tagged
oxide

Another nice piece from Broken Hill of deep red-purple Cuprite with nice modified cubic crystals to 7mm with spherical epimorphs of Aragonite(?) after something, and little yellow crystals of possible Chlorargyrite. The color of these Cuprite crystals is a really beautiful and deep purple-red, but typical of Cuprite the lights we use for photography make the color appear brighter in the photos.

Repaired

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
Special Info
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