Cuprite and Copper


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E228 - Cuprite with Silver $ 250 SOLD
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e228a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e228b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e228c.jpg]

Single octahedral Cuprite crystal with attached Silver. A smaller crystal, but really well formed with nice bevelled edges and equal dimensional form. The attached Silver gives it away as Rubtsovskoe and there are even some larger Silver crystals present, different thant he more typical spngy masses of Silver. Undamaged and shows translucent red in areas when backlit.


E224 - Cuprite on Copper with Silver SOLD
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm


Cuprite on Copper with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e224a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e224b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e224c.jpg]

Cuprite crystal cluster atop Copper crystals in the form of a 'J'. The Cuprite crystals are complete all around. Perhaps the most aesthetic of these specimens I saw (even the Russian dealer said this one was special). Areas of Silver are also present.


E222 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 400
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with Silver. This is a rare association with this mine being the only I'm aware of that produces this association. Additionally, there is a 1.3cm Copper crystal group attached to one end.


E220 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220c.jpg]

Large compound Cuprite crystal, 3.4cm wide, atop Copper crystals. This is a large Cuprite and its formation atop the Copper crystals is striking. Complete all around and undamaged although the backside of the Cuprite has some natural etching.


E112 - Cuprite with Silver $ 150 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.


E109 - Cuprite with Silver and Miersite $ 200
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.


E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275
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.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
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.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450
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.


E101 - Cuprite $ 200
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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