A gorgeous tree of copper crystals on matrix from Cap D’Or. Many of the crystals are sharp and look great under magnification. This piece has a nice red patina due cuprite oxidation. Stands perfectly for display. Collected in October, 2021.
About These Copper Specimens
Copper has been known at Cap D’Or for at least two thousand years. Collection-quality specimens have been recovered sporadically from the shoreline basalt cliffs and outcrops, usually in isolated finds of single or small numbers of pieces. The period 2011-2013 was more productive, and since then finds have been few and far between.