Copper, Quartz
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Copper, Quartz

Specimen # 100022
Mineral: Copper, Quartz
Location: Ojibway Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 5.1 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm


Bright, pretty specimen of copper crystals in a vug with sparkling quartz crystals. Minor amounts of crystalline epidote in association. It’s hard to say whether the main copper on the piece is a single complex crystal or in fact intergrown crystals – I suspect it might be the latter but it’s not easy to discern. The length of the main copper is 17mm tip to tip. The smaller group is gorgeous with a little magnification. Both the main one and the smaller group are sharp and well defined. This specimen comes with an additional mineral as well – you can see there are microscopic blue balls on the copper – they are a chrysocolla-type hue, but you’ll have to do analysis to confirm their identity.  From the collection of Canadian collector Gil Benoit.  The contrast makes this piece.  Really nice matrix crystallized copper.

Additional information

Dimensions 51 × 34 × 31 cm