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Cuprite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

 
Cuprite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

Cuprite from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 39826
Mineral:Cuprite
Locality:Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico
Description:Large cubic translucent cuprite crystals (up to 12 mm across!) intergrown with tan-colored breccia matrix. The cuprite crystals have clean flat surfaces in parallel orientation. This specimen is hard to photograph and must be seen in person.
Overall Size:4x4x15 cm
Crystals:2-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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