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TitleCuprite with native copper, malachite and azurite
DescriptionThis sample contains mostly purplish cuprite (Cu2O). Cuprite is an important copper ore mineral. Also present are blue azurite, green malachite, yellow-brown limonite, and hard-to-see native copper (tarnished). These minerals are often associated in copper ores. This specimen is 13 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ France. Near Lyons.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #351.
Key wordscuprite, native copper, malachite, copper, azurite, France
Tech details1.09 MB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number851