Malchite coating Cuprite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 3.0 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn

This modified octahedron of Malachite coating Cuprite is a near-floater, with only bits of matrix adhering to the back of the crystal. The Malachite has a rich, emerald-green color, and it visually enhances the form of the Cuprite crystal below. A classic.