Copper Collection - Part 1

21 Copper specimens from an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. An interesting mixture of worldwide localities are presented.  This is part 1 - there will be at least this many more specimens posted in the coming weeks.



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M378 - Copper $ 350
Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378a.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378b.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378c.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378d.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378e.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378f.jpg]

Thick, wavy sheets and masses of Copper. Specimen is almost entirely Copper with a bit of rock matrix mixed with Copper at the base.


M381 - Cuprite on Copper $ 250 SOLD
Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381e.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381f.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M381g.jpg]

Mass of crystallized Copper with attached, distinct crystals of Cuprite. Comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


M382 - Copper $ 180
Katherinenberg, Russia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382a.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382b.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382c.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382d.jpg]

Mass of crystallized Copper with good crystals on both sides. Comes with an old Kassionas Minerals label.


M380 - Copper after Azurite $ 90
Goergetown, New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380c.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380d.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380e.jpg]

A floater Azurite 'Rose' that has been completely replaced by Copper. Crystallized all around.


M377 - Copper $ 125
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377e.jpg]

Diamond-shaped mass of crystallized Copper that appears to have grown in a thin seam. Criss-crossing crystals of Copper are evident along the sides.


M383 - Copper $ 300
Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper from Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M383a.jpg] Copper from Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M383b.jpg] Copper from Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M383c.jpg] Copper from Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M383d.jpg]

Geode-like formation with masses of Copper protruding from translucent Chalcedony lining a vug.


M384 - Copper $ 125
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384d.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384e.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M384h.jpg]

Heavy nugget-like specimen of Copper from Bisbee. Appears to be nearly solid Copper with areas that have retained their bright Copper coloration.


M385 - Copper $ 450
Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M385a.jpg] Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M385c.jpg] Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M385d.jpg] Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/M385f.jpg] Copper from Mantos de Cuba Mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/m385g.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of crystallized Copper with tall branches of Copper rising up from the base. Highly aesthtic spcimen from a locality that rarely produces attractive Coppers.


M386 - Copper $ 150
Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386a.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386b.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386c.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386d.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386e.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386f.jpg]

Mass of solid crystals from the Bingham Copper Mine. This mine is the largest man-made excavation in the world and is considered to have produced more copper than any other mine in history – more than 19 million tons. One of the largest and highest-grade porphyry orebodies in the world, the mine still produces about 1% of the world's copper. Despite the huge prduction, Copper specimens from this mine are uncommon.


M387 - Copper $ 260
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387c.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387d.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387e.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387f.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387g.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen with large, very well formed crystals of Copper.


M388 - Copper with Calcite, Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388a.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388b.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388c.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388d.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388e.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388f.jpg]

Black rock matrix (with included crystals of an unidentified species) with white Rhombic Calcite crystals (old Fraziers label inidcates the Calcite is fluorescent). Copper runs throughout the specimen, and is exposed in the central vug area, along with a small cluster of transparent Cerussite crystals.


M392 - Copper $ 50
Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M392a.jpg] Copper from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M392b.jpg] Copper from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M392c.jpg] Copper from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M392d.jpg] Copper from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M392e.jpg]

Thumbnail sized sheets of Copper.


M389 - Copper $ 240
Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389a.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389b.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389c.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389d.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389e.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389f.jpg]

Thick and sturdy specimen of Copper crystals. There are areas of trnaslucent white Calcite attached and bright, untarnished Copper is visible beneath.


M390 - Copper $ 225
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M390a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M390b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M390c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M390d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M390e.jpg]

Heavy mass of solid Copper. Weighs 6.4 ounces.


M391 - Copper $ 225
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391e.jpg]

DBeautiful, slightly skeletal crystal of Copper. Complete all around and undamaged with a slightly irridescent surface.
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