Cuprite With Iodargyrite
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
A sharp and sparkling, lustrous cluster of intergrown, octahedral dark red cuprite crystals, to 1.1 cm. It I sas near pristine as you can wish. An interesting occurrence of lustrous, lemon yellow, clusters of microcrystallized iodargyrite, a rare silver iodide, can be found in tiny vugs on the back side of this specimen (highly unusual!). This is in any case a very fine miniature, with good condition and eye appeal, that is somewhat better in person