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Cuprite on Calcite and Malachite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

 
Cuprite on Calcite and Malachite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Cuprite on Calcite and Malachite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Cuprite on Calcite and Malachite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia

DESCRIPTION:No. 42583
Mineral:Cuprite on Calcite and Malachite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Translucent dark-red cuprite crystals up to 4 mm on translucent colorless calcite crystals up to 4 mm. Some of the calcite crystals have green inclusions of malachite microcrystals. The calcite fluoresces orange under UV illumination.
Overall Size:4.5x2x1.5 cm
Crystals:1-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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