Russian Cuprite with Silver and Copper

Octahedral Cuprite with associations of Silver, Copper, and occasionally yellow Miersite.  These have been coming out for the past year or two, but the specimens available at this year's show were the best I've seen so far, and with the best associations of Silver and Miersite.



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E100 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e100a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e100b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e100c.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e100d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with lots of associated Silver and small amounts of Copper. Complete all around and nearly a floater with just some areas of contacting on the bottom.


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E101 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite,complete all around, contacted on the bottom. Good large crystals to 2.4cm in longest dimension, with bevelled edges.


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E102 - Cuprite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e102a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e102b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e102c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e102d.jpg]

Compound group of octahedral Cuprite complete all around, only point of contact on the bottom. This crystal displays flashes of red and has some internal translucency. Damage to some of the corners.


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E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated bright yellow Miersite (member of the chlorargyrite group on minerals). Only a small number of these speciemns had the asociated Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


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E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. Complete undamaged floater with no points of contact, crystals to 1.7cm.


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E105 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4.4 x 4 x 3.4 cm


Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e105a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e105b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e105c.jpg]

Large single Cuprite with a small amount of associated Miersite. Complete all around with damage to just one corner. Bottom face with Meirsite has irregular growth, other faces generally smooth and flat.


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E106 - Cuprite with Silver SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e106a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e106b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e106c.jpg]

Silver with Cuprite was to my knowledge an unknown association prior to the recent finds at this mine. This specimen features a cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver. The Silver on most of these Cuprites occurs as spongy masses between the Cuprites; on this specimen there are leaf Silver sticking out the sides of the crystals faces. Complete all around and contacted on the bottom.


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E107 - Cuprite with Copper $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Cuprite with Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e107a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e107b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e107c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Copper. Complete undamaged floater with good luster.


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E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108c.jpg]

Two intergrown octahedral Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. Complete undamaged floater though smaller crystal has an indented growth on one face.


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E109 - Cuprite with Silver and Miersite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite, largest 2.2 cm with associated Silver and small amounts of Copper. Complete all around, contacting on the bottom. Bottom has attached areas of yellow Miersite.


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E110 - Cuprite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e110a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e110b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e110c.jpg]

Single octahedral Cuprite. Complete undamaged floater with stepped/indented growth on a couple faces.


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E111 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e111a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e111b.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with good crystals of Silver and Copper attached. Complete all around, contacted on the bottom.


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E112 - Cuprite with Silver $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e112a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e112b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e112c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites to 1.5cm with associated Silver. Complete all around, minor damage.


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E113 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 375 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e113a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e113b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e113c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with attached bright yellow Miersite. Complete all around with good luster, contacted on the bottom.


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E114 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e114a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e114b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e114c.jpg]

1.2cm Cuprite atop crystallized Copper with associated Silver and other smaller Cuprites. Complete undamaged floater, one of my favorites of the lot.



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