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Calcite, Copper, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona

 
Calcite, Copper, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite, Copper, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 23135
Mineral:Calcite, Copper, Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
Locality:New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona
Description:Plate of native copper covered on one side with pink calcite crystals up to 5 mm (fluorescent under UV illumination). Along one edge the calcite crystals are blood-red because of inclusions of cuprite, variety chalcotrichite. Unusual.
Overall Size:9x6x1 cm
Crystals:micro to 5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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