This beautiful specimen of Native Copper from the Rocklands Mine hosts a wonderful combination of sharp, euhedral, crystals and elongated "Spinel"-twins intergrown to create a display quality miniature. Several fine quality, smooth, defined dodecahedral and octahedral crystals of Copper can be seen from all sides. They show both smooth well-formed positive faces and skeletal or "hoppered" negative faces, but they are highlighted by elongated "Spinel"-twins in the central portion of the specimen. The blending of both the euhedral crystals with their defined geometric form against the free-flowing, almost organic appearance of the twins make a gorgeous overall specimen of this exciting material. I love the deep almost bronze-like patina on the surface, which is a highly desirable quality in crystallized Copper specimens. There is not damage anywhere, and the piece is a complete "floater". It's important to mention that in our experience, it is rare to find both sharp, well-formed crystals along with the gorgeous "Spinel"-twins on the same specimen like this from this locality. The Rocklands Mine (also known as the Rocklands Group Copper Project) is a large copper deposit in northwestern Queensland, Australia and wasn't known primarily for producing much in the way of specimens. We started to see some arborescent / dendritic specimens of Copper trickling out in 2017, but in 2019 there was a major discovery of significant and important CRYSTALLIZED Copper specimens! At the Tucson Show in 2020, we were fortunate have a good friend who works at the mine, and gave us first choice to hand select from a parcel that he brought especially for us.
Locality: Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Specimen Size: 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm (miniature)
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