Cuprite with Mimetite (ex Rob Smith Collection)

Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 03/03/2009 8:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The best Cuprite specimen in this update featuring dozens upon dozens of sharp, rather lustrous, gemmy, rich blood red color octahedrons (some have dodecahedral and cubic modifications), intermixed with a gossan matrix. A great touch to this specimen is the fact that there are a few associated yellow prismatic Mimetite crystals. Most of the Cuprite crystals are pristine, but this again is another difficult piece to photograph, and truly looks better in person.

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