Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.07.2024 | Filed under:


Specimen # 103055
Mineral: Copper
Location: Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Size: 4.8 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen is made up of intergrown branches and little trees of copper crystals. The crystals are well defined and some are very sharp – this gives the specimen good sparkled under the lights. Many of the crystals have a multicoloured patina. The piece stands perfectly for display – a beauty!

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