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

  • $140.70$210.00
  • Mineral: Cuprite
  • Product Code: EB0816CUPR4
  • Availability: In Stock

Here is a great specimen of twinned cuprite crystals from the Rubtsovsky Copper Mine, Altai Krai, Siberia, Russia. Cuprites from this mine are widely regarded as the best ever found. This specimen is almost completely damage-free, which is uncommon because the miners collect them during breaks and frequently just stuff them in their pockets. The crystals 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. The luster is indescribable: it is metallic, mirror bright, flashingly shiny and extremely brilliant. This is an excellent crystal from a world's best locality, a very dramatic and unique specimen of a mineral that is rarely found in good crystals.

Specifications
Location Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Western Siberian Region, Russia
Size 2.0" x 1.2" x 1.2"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.