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TitleNative copper
DescriptionCopper (Cu) is one of several elements that commonly occurs (nearly) pure (in its native state). It occurs as irregular masses, plates, and less commonly as crystals. Native copper has been mined for centuries and now is all but depleted as an economically viable ore. This native copper sample, 10 cm across, was associated with a series of ancient, basaltic lava flows with interlayered breccias.
LocationUSA ▹ Arizona. Near Bisbee.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #31.
Key wordsnative copper, Arizona
Tech details598 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number839