Cuprite & Malchite

Sounion mine #6, Lavrion, Greece

Species: Cuprite & Malchite
Locality: Sounion mine #6, Lavrion, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 5.5x5.0x2.0cm
Size: Miniature
Availability: Available


What the first image shows, a translucent, wine red color in a 6.5mm cuprite crystal from Lavrion is simply unbelievable and unique, all knowledgable Lavrion collectors will agree to that. This is just 1 specimen. It is a result of etching most of the malachite off the crystal and the translucency can be seen with strong backlight that reveals this wonderful color. Even without the translucency this is an excellent Greek cuprite. I normally sell such unique pieces immediately to special customers of mine but I decided to tell nobody about it and just post it here.


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