Copper Crystal Spinel Twin from the Chino Mine


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This native copper crystal spinel twin are from the Chino Mine in Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico, USA. They are from the 2006 find by Stan Esbenshade. He found a boulder that had some partially exposed crystals and then carefully leached and trimmed hundreds of copper specimens from it. The most famous pieces were the coppers with spinel twinned habits. These are large, well defined and aesthetic. This is a well defined freestanding crystal that can be displayed from all sides. This piece measures 1 5/8 x 3/8 x 5/16 inches or 41 x 10 x 8 mm.

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Weight4 oz