1.7" Shiny Metallic Mirror Octahedral CUPRITE Group of Crystals Siberia for sale

$150.00
Product Code: EB0518CUPR4
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Location Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Western Siberian Region, Russia
Size 1.7" x 1.5" x 0.9"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

The crystals on this specimen of cuprite are razor sharp, almost geometrically perfect, sharp octahedral double pyramids. They present themselves with a metallic gray-silver color, but when strongly backlit, they reveal a dark, translucent red around the edges. The luster is indescribable: it is metallic, mirror bright, flashingly shiny and extremely brilliant. This is an excellent specimen from what many consider the world's best locality (closed in 2016), a very dramatic and unique specimen of a mineral that is rarely found in good crystals.