For sale is an excellent large cuprite specimen from the Red Dome mine Qld. Featuring large areas of gemmy, compound crystal with curiously rounded and indented faces, not uncommon for the locality. This mine is now long closed and since many collectors consider these to be the finest cuprites specimen in the world, prices have moved with the high demand, and today pieces are scarcely seen for sale. This piece is basically solid cuprite with some surface areas of chalcotrichite. The size of the specimen is very impressive, definitely on the large size for this mine production, it weights a hefty 316gms.Without back-lighting this is a very impressive specimen, when backlit, the piece glows with vivid red color, equal to the finest in the cuprite world . Ex Justin Walsh collection., with label. Ex Paul Melville, ex Sue Coleman (Chillago) . Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars
RED DOME MINE, MAREEBA SHIRE, QLD.
87 x 52 x 30mm.