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Cuprite

#PD31849

Cuprite

#PD31849
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Cu1+2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Cornwall, England
Tagged
copper

This specimen photographed well. Cuprite has an amazing ability to look cherry red under the right lights and a digital camera. Having said that, the crystals are actually deep red, but in hand, without good light it looks almost blackened. These are excellent octahedral crystals measuring up to 5mm and some display skeletal growth. There is a part of an "old" label with this specimen which clearly shows the locality to be Cornwall. Ther is nothing more specific however.

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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