Calcite, Cuprite (Var: Chalcotrichite), Copper
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
Concepcion del Oro, Mun. de Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Here we have briliant fiery-orange-red calcite crystals colored so nicely by inclusions of the cuprite varietal chalcotrichite. As a bonus, there are small bits of native copper wires growing about the base of the calcites as well, so you can see a very interesting assemblage in one spot. Old material, rarely seen today. Ex. Harold Urish Collection.