Cuprite on Copper (Ydren Coll.) from Chile

Inca de Oro, Chanaral Prov., Atacama Region, Chile
Miniature, 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 02/06/2009 8:20:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/26/2009 8:15:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A rich and showy, two-sided specimen of gemmy and lustrous, wine-red cuprite crystals on copper from the classic Chilean locale of Inca de Oro. The protruding, ball-like cluster of cuprite crystals is 8 mm across. Cuprite of this quality has not come out of Inca de Oro in many years. Ex John Ydren Collection and valued at $400.

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