Copper Crystal Cluster in Matrix from the Chino Mine


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This native copper crystal cluster is 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 he carefully leached and trimmed hundreds of copper specimens from it. This attractive piece was created by partially dissolving it’s host matrix. Rather than totally exposing the arborescent crystal formation it has been partially exposed on bottom, three sides and the top. The complex crystals or cluster of crystals have dodecahedral, hoppered and elongated habits. This piece measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 inches or 38 x 32 x 19 mm.

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Weight9 oz