Dims: 2.80x2.01x1.69" )7.1x5.1x4.3cm)
Wt: 6.03 oz (170.6g)
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
This multi-colored and complexly shaped rock hosts several crystalline crusts of cuprite crystals. Their color varies from maroon to a brownish-red. At first glance, the cuprite crystals appear to be millimeter size, judging by the reflections of bright lights. Examination with a loupe reveals that these crystals are clusters of very tiny crystals (a very bumpy surface), but their terminations match on a millimeter scale, such that the entire cluster reflects light at the same angle. This specimen is host to at least 6 other minerals which I cannot identify (except for some limonite).