Copper Pseudomorphing Cuprite Crystal Cluster from Rudnyi Altai


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This copper and cuprite piece is from the Poteryaevskoe Mine in the Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaisskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia. This deposit contains 60 different mineral species including the copper oxide cuprite and native copper. This specimen consists of a cluster of large interpenetrationg, bipyramidal cuprite crystals that have been partially replaced by native copper. This piece is a small miniature that measures 1 1/8 x 1 x 13/16 inches or 28 x 25 x 20 mm.

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Weight5 oz