Cuprite, Copper
Cabinet, 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.6 cm
Phoenix Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

An AESTHETIC latticework of stout, cuprite-coated copper crystals from the famous Phoenix Mine of Michigan. This is an outstanding, OLD-TIME, Copper Country specimen. The pleasing red color enhances the multitude of copper crystal forms, which includes some very long spinel-twins, along with delicate-looking, arborescent tetrahexahedral crystals. A very showy two-sided specimen.