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Cuprite (velvet) from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

 
Cuprite (velvet) from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Cuprite (velvet) from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Cuprite (velvet) from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 36827
Mineral:Cuprite (velvet)
Locality:Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona
Description:Bright red velvet-like cuprite crystals lining cavities in brown matrix with botryoidal black hematite. The cuprite crystals are all in parallel orientation resulting in broad reflections (could the cuprite be included in calcite?).
Overall Size:8x5x3 cm
Crystals:micro
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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