Cuprite on Primary Malachite
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.5 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn

A sparkling druse of rich green malachite covers a massive dark red cuprite matrix. Perched on the malachite are three, lustrous, dark red cuprite crystals, to 7 mm in length. Quite sharp and fine, for Tsumeb! With strong backlighting, they are indeed a deep red color. The photos show them in only moderate light. Can be trimmed easily to a full thumbnail to emphasize the cuprites...