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Cuprite on Copper (Ted Bartels Coll.) viewBack to POST-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Nov 1, 2018

Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:32:58 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:9.7 x 4.9 x 1.0 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Sharp, lustrous, deep wine-red metallic cuprite crystals, to 6 mm, look like Christmas tree ornaments on this sculptural, arborescent, flattened, two-sided crystallized copper specimen from the well-known Chino Mine. The copper crystals are sharp to subhedral tetrahexahedrons. The cuprites light up a beautiful blood-red, when backlit! Fine cuprite and copper combinations are not that common from Chino and this is an excellent example from the Ted Bartels Collection. This particular specimen was probably collected in the 1960s, but not released til the late 1980s. Classic and desirable Chino Mine cuprite and copper.

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