A nice tree of copper crystals on basalt, with minor red patina in places due to cuprite. Stands up for display as photographed – a very sculptural piece.
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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.