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Cuprite - Classic locale and form
stock #20.1-876
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
1.3 x 1.1 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390
new year 2021

A perfect thumbnail crystal that is complete all around and has textbook perfect hoppered faces. The Cuprite is coated with Malachite as is typical from Chessy. This locality is famous, it is one of the oldest and most classic of European mineral localities. This example is unusually perfect, undamaged with no contacts or missing parts. This was in the collection of Terry Szenics who is well known for excellent taste in minerals, especially copper species.

Malachite psuedo after Cuprite -classic form, locale
stock #AX-18-032
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
4 x 3.6 x 3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $1580
Spring 2019

A fine classic Chessy Malachite replacing Cuprite crystals. The stacked hoppered Octahedral crystals show fine stepped growth, skeletal structure and are quite sharp, fully undamaged on matrix. Attractive on all sides these are compound crystals with the longest crystal edge over 3 CM which is quite huge for this famed location. This type of pseudomorph is on the "short list" of highly desirable classic European minerals and this piece is far better than average. super addition to a suite of pseudomorphs, copper minerals or pseudos.

Malachite Ps after Cuprite -Classic locale and form
stock #19.1-240
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450
Spring 2019

A perfect complete octahedron of the classic Chessy, French Cuprite form pseudomorphed into Malachite. This is the most iconic habit of this famed locale, and this specimen has the very distinctive hoppered faces that are so unique on these old specimens. No damage and all sides display well, this is a 360 degree piece. An excellent thumbnail with wonderful form.