Copper ps. Cuprite
Mine, Altaiskiy Kray, Western Siberian Region, Russia
3.6x 1.9 cm
cluster of copper psudomorphs after cuprite octahedrons, with a
small bit of associated cuprite.
area has been producing cuprite for about 3 years now, but in 2011
there were also finds of these very interesting pseudomorphs.
The prices on these things have been consistently high-- unlike the
cuprites which came out in massive quantities (and whose prices have
moderated somewhat as a result), these pseudomorphs were only found
towards the end of work in the cuprite-bearing zone (which is now
finished), and in relatively small quantities. In other words,
these wont get any cheaper, only more expensive.