Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Ex. Herb Obodda
A dramatic, arborescent, 360-degree-around Copper specimen with stepped crystals and a bright patina.The patina on this piece is particularly fine, compared to others we have handled. The piece is intricate, with a large 4 cm copper sitting between the two main branches. The piece appears to be a floater or near-floater, with no obvious attachment point. Better, and brighter, in person. This is a superb, uncommonly robust copper from this modern classic locality! The best of them seemed to have come out around 2010. I am told that the oxidtion zone is nearly mined through, and they are coming up from underneath to exhaust it.