Copper with Cuprite
Ray Mine, Ray District, Dripping Springs Mountain, Pinal county
6.1 x 5.7 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
Worldwide mix summer
A thin fan like sheet and branching Copper crystals that is partly coated with Cuprite. The Cuprite is in epitaxial crystals and flattened on the Copper. From the Ray mine where many fine Coppers were found, this example is illustrative of the thin vein fillings and coatings that were so significant there. In fine condition and a colorful example, some secondary Copper oxides add a green color to contrast the red Cuprite and metallic Copper hues.