Cuprite on Copper
Chino Pit, Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA
Cabinet, 10.5 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Ex. Dr. Ed David; Martin Zinn
This is a unique specimen of intergrown copper and cuprite forming a large stalactite, with crystals of both seemingly intermixed but with cuprite the predominant mineral showing on the surface. The color is thus a deep red hue in good lighting, and it is much more attractive than appears in the photos. The piece is complete all around and 3-dimensional! It came out of the first collection of Dr. Ed David.