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Copper, the well known red metal, takes its named from the Latin cuprum, meaning from Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Native copper occurs at Tsumeb in small amounts. This is a curious sponge of wire copper with a green patina. Under magnification, the patina resolves into small green balls of malachite; a few caclite rhombohedra are also present, consistent with the locality. Ex Uli Bahmann collection.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1288

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