Cuprite

Cuprite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:23116
Locality: Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
Dimensions: 4.5 x 10.5 x 4.0 cm

Cuprite specimens from the Red Dome mine in Queensland, Australia are considered the gold standard for the species, but so few good specimens were found that they remain unknown to many collectors. This is a premier-quality cabinet size specimen ,featuring sharp, lustrous cuprite crystals to ~1.5 cm completely covering massive cuprite matrix. The crystals have an intense deep-red color when backlit even minimally, showing their gem-quality interiors. This is an exceptional specimen both for cuprite as a species as well as this classic Australian locality. Very few undamaged cabinet-size specimens were found of this quality, and this is an outstanding piece for the serious collector. Ex. Dave Matak collection. Riley Owen photo.

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