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RM1720   Copper with calcite and cuprite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

Incredible specimen formed by a native copper matrix, covered by calcite white rhombohedrons, very well defined and translucent. They are accompanied by numerous crystals of up to 2 mm of cuprite: exceptional under the magnifying glass. Most show the forms of the dodecahedron, but also in octahedra. A remarkable example of this classic mine.

Size: 6.6 x 4.4 x 1.1 cm.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.337 (Mineralexpo Sants,1987)