- Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm
- Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
A ridge of lustrous, metallic, deep red cuprites shines atop a contrasting matrix on this rare contrasting matrix specimen from the Jan 2016 pocket. The swept-forward look of the smaller microcrystallized cuprites evolves into larger crystals to just under 1 cm, creating an interesting and unique visual effect. Superb and showy, this is a significant addition to any Milpillas suite. In person, the crystallization is seen to be much more minutely complex and patterned, the closer you look. It is a highly unusual specimen even among this lot of good pieces.