Cuprite With Silver
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.7 x 4.4 cm
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

This large piece features a doubly terminated cuprite octahedron, with fine luster and a dark red color atop. This crystal measures 2 cm in length and is of high quality though the other cuprites here have less luster. Although this matrix specimen is contacted in several areas, it is big and extremely rich, with a heavy blanket of microcrystallized silver overlaying many crevasses. For silver, in fact, it may be the richest piece here and is a significant and weighty specimen