Cuprite Altering to Malachite
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France

A single, sharp, perfect crystal of a classic complex habit for cuprite, that was found in this locality in the 1800s and are now considered classics. The surface shows a partial alteration into Malachite. This is a relatively large thumbnail, floater crystal of very high quality from the noted collection of Giancarlo Fioravanti. Joe Budd photos. Ideally sold as a set with item MUN13-1169 as they go so nicely together.

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