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Cuprite

#PD31706

Cuprite

#PD31706
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Tagged
copper

Deep red cubo-octahedral crystals of Cuprite to 2mm. As always in digital photography, the red in the Cuprite is always accentuated, which is not intentional on our part. It just happens. In other words, the red is darker in person, but the crystals are superb. See old Lythe label under provenance.

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

Lythe Minerals label

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