Dims: 2.3" x 1.7" x 0.9"(5.8 x 4.3 x 0.9 cm)
Wt: 1.15 oz.(32.7 g)
Ray Mine, Kearney, Arizona, U.S.A.
This specimen is a sparkling mass of arborescent native copper that is mostly coated with deep red Cuprite crystals. The crystals are tiny(less than 3 mm along an edge) and are heavily intergrown, but have cubic and dodecahedral forms that are visible under 10-power magnification. The sparkle is due to their adamantine luster, and glints of red can be seen, denoting their translucence. The native copper that is visible also shows evidence of crystalline form, with definable faces and a few tiny, warped cubes and dodecahedrons. It is a lovely little hand specimen that should be displayed upright for the best view.