• cuprite crystal, reflected light - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Cuprite

    Cuprites (blue-black) in reflected light. Cuprites and chrysocolla on calcite, 5.8 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm, Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.

    Article: Cuprite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: Rob Lavinsky, www

    GemstoneCuprite
    Natural or man madeNatural
    OriginCongo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)
    Origin detailsMashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent
    Height58
    Width54
    Depth53
    Gem StateSpecimen
    ColorBlack
    TransparencyTranslucent