Cuprite Rough and Cut
Lot 1233
Cuprite Rough and Cut
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£3,000 - 4,200
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Lot Details
Cuprite Rough and Cut
Emke Mine, Onganja, Namibia
A fine matched set consisting of a large, twinned crystal of gemmy, transparent cherry-red cuprite having sharp, well-formed edges, measuring 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.5cm; together with a fine rectangular, facetted cuprite from the same locality, weighing 31.0 carats and measuring 17.0 x 14.0 x 9.0mm. Old material, dating to the 1960s to early 1980s, and hard to obtain today. (2)

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  • Provenance:From the noted old collection of Gerald Herfurth of Colorado.

    Offered on a custom-fitted acrylic base.
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