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The Milpillas will certainly go down as one of the finest localities for azurites , brochantite and cuprite worldwide. A contemporary locality that is now tapped out. The cuprites were never terribly plentiful, but certainly the very best that Mexico has ever produced. In artificial light they appear metallic, but given daylight or a good backlight they are blood red. Most specimens formed in relatively tight seams, so the crystals tend to be flattened and close to the matrix.  This specimen has the crystals more dominant on the matrix, but still somewhat flattened from limited growth opportunity. Good size and coverage.

Locality: Milpillas Mine, Municipio de Santa Cruz, Sonora Mexico

Composition: Copper Oxide

Dimensions: 3.5 × 2.3 × .8 cm
SKU: Geo-2790 Categories: , ,
Dimensions: 3.5 × 2.3 × .8 cm