Species: Native Copper
Locality: Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
Dimensions: 5.0 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm.
New Mexico’s giant Chino copper mine is one of the world’s major localities for spinel-twinned native copper crystals. Fine examples of this material appear only intermittently on the market and are eagerly-sought by collectors and museums. This is a highly-aesthetic large single crystal with great morphology and a beautiful natural cuprite patina, unlike many of these that have been chemically cleaned. From the noted collection of Tom Rosemeyer. Mark Cross photo. Classic!!