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SOLD Cuprite with Native Copper
Wheal Gorland
Cornwall, England
3.2 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
new year 2021

A complex mass of well-formed Cuprite octahedrons mixed with a few areas of Native Copper. There also appears to be a few tiny pseudomorphs of Copper after Cuprite best seen under magnification. With strong lighting the deep red of the Cuprites is easily seen but under subdued illumination the color is more brown to black. In excellent undamaged condition, the individual crystals are up to 8 mm though most are much smaller. A choice example from this well-known and venerable Cornish locality. Ex Les Hitchings collection.



SOLD Cuprite with Native Copper
Wheal Gorland
Cornwall, England
3.2 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
new year 2021

A complex mass of well-formed Cuprite octahedrons mixed with a few areas of Native Copper. There also appears to be a few tiny pseudomorphs of Copper after Cuprite best seen under magnification. With strong lighting the deep red of the Cuprites is easily seen but under subdued illumination the color is more brown to black. In excellent undamaged condition, the individual crystals are up to 8 mm though most are much smaller. A choice example from this well-known and venerable Cornish locality. Ex Les Hitchings collection.