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    Native Copper after Cuprite
    Old Dominion Mine, Buffalo Hill, Old Dominion Vein System, Globe, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

    "A 4 cm copper specimen with an octahedral copper crystal after cuprite? Got the specimen when I sold the Earl Calvert mineral collection."
    - Rock H. Currier

    Not too many of these floating around. Kind of a nice respite from the "Michigan, Michigan, Michigan overload." And it's definitely NOT from the more recent finds from the Rubtsovskiy Mine in Siberia, Russia. This is a decidedly rare specimen - the sort of thing that rounds out a Native Metals collection.
    Overall Measurements: 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.2 inches (4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Ex. Earl Calvert Collection [RHC #6963, acquired 2000]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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