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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60571
Mineral:Cuprite on Calcite
Locality:Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Description:Lustrous dark-red octahedral cuprite crystals to 7 mm on transparent-to-translucent colorless rhombohedral calcite crystals to 10 mm. The cuprite crystal exhibits red transparency when illuminated from the rear.
Overall Size:30x20x15 mm
Crystals:1-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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