Native Copper
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
Copper from Brazil, crystallized no less?! This was one of the smaller but to me most incredibly surprising finds of Tucson 2008, brought out by Luis Menezes. This robust, complex crystal was one of the largest and finest in form, and also has a wonderful, colorful iridescent patina on the surface. Complete all around. For me, the first Michigan-quality copper crystal I have seen from Brazil.