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Copper in Gypsum var. Selenite from Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona

 
Copper in Gypsum var. Selenite from Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona

Copper in Gypsum var. Selenite from Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona

Copper in Gypsum var. Selenite from Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 49629
Mineral:Copper in Gypsum var. Selenite
Locality:Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona
Description:Thin cleavage of transparent selenite, the transparent variety of the mineral species gypsum, with metallic native copper crystals to 3 mm included within the selenite. The selenite prevents the copper from oxidizing resulting in bright metallic luster.
Overall Size:5x3.5x0.5 cm
Crystals:1-3 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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