Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.07.2024 | Filed under:


Specimen # 103054
Mineral: Copper
Location: Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Size: 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm


Detailed Description

A bright copper tree, comprised of copper crystals and accompanied by calcite. A wonderful display specimen – I’ve supported it slightly (first photo) and it also sits naturally as in the second photo.  Jumps out from across the room.

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