Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.07.2024 | Filed under:


Specimen # 103050
Mineral: Copper
Location: Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Size: 7.3 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm


Detailed Description

A superb specimen of native copper from Cloncurry. This piece is comprised of branching groups of well-defined copper crystals, some with a colourful patina. Looksk great under magnification. Supported to stand as photographed, this displays so well – it is a very elegant copper specimen!

About these Rocklands Mine Copper Specimens

Copper was discovered in the area of present-day Cloncurry in the late 1860s, and many mines have been operated in the district since then. This a semi-arid and hot region, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 50C – these are tough prospecting and collecting conditions! The Rocklands Mine was a relatively recent producer, with the first operations beginning in 2005. It was an open pit operation that exploited a significant sulphide zone and a much smaller oxide zone. These copper specimens were collected during a specimen recovery project in the oxide zone from August to October, 2017. The Rocklands Mine is no longer in operation.



Additional information

Dimensions 51 × 25 × 22 cm