Cuprite With Silver
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia

This is a fairly equant, doubly terminated floater cuprite octahedron, complete all around! An imposing specimen for the collector of single crystals, this piece is remarkably damage free (having only a few small contact to mar symmetry, and those not large). You can see that thin tracework webs of native silver crystals are attached to the surface of the cuprite, providing accent and showing off this rare association.