Miniature, 4.3 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm
Turinskii Mine, Krasnoturinsk, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Ex. Kay Robertson
Worked as far back as the 1700s, this classic old mining region in the Urals includes the Tur'inskii Mine. This 3-dimensional Copper, sharp and intricate, is complete all around. The Copper crystals, with their fine, rich patina, are in a herringbone pattern on one side, and hoppered crystals on the other. Almost certainly there is prevalent spinel twinning, and this choice miniature is tipped by a complex, 1.2 cm Copper crystal that that may have a hoppered aspect to it. Very aesthetic, this is an excellent Copper mined over a hundred years ago. Previously in the collection of Austrian collector and dealer Anton Berger. NOTE: this comes with a Xerox of one label found in the box with a larger specimen, but obtained together as a lot.