Cuprite With Malachite
Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Congo
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm
Ex. Jim White
Cuprites from these classic finds are, at best, a blood red color when backlit. This gorgeous combination piece has the right color and contrast. It has a tiny divot of contact asymmetry on the lower left termination of the upper cuprite and is contacted in back - hence a lower price - but it displays well.