Dims: 2.9" x 2.0" x 1.2"(7.4 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 3.63 oz.(103.1 g)
Ray Mine, Kearney, Arizona, U.S.A.
Almost 50% of the surface area of the dull native copper base of this specimen is covered with hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny, intergrown cubic Cuprite crystals. They all are colored the obligatory deep crimson red of Cuprite, and have an adamantine luster that makes the mass sparkle brightly. They are also translucent to transparent, as a look under 10-power magnification will prove. They cover substantial portions of the dull, weathered massive copper host, especially one edge, where the copper takes on arborescent, branching tendencies. It is a surprisingly heavy specimen, yet looks quite delicate and intricate.