Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.3 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm
A stunning large plate just chock full of sparkling, metallic, cherry-red cuprites that glow in the sunlight. With so much coverage and crystals over 1 cm, this is probably the best "bang for the buck" piece in my lot, from the spectacular January 2016 find here. The entire display face is pristine and remarkably free of damage despite the tight seams and difficult extraction of this pocket from a narrow vein crevasse in the solid ore body.