1.8" Copper Rose Pendant with Snake Chain Necklace

This is a lustrous, 1.8" tall native copper pendant. The material was collected from the Calumet & Hecla Mine in Houghton County, Michigan and has been shaped and polished to a glossy finish. It comes with a 24" long, silver plated snake chain necklace.

Native copper is an uncombined form of copper which occurs as a natural mineral. Copper is one of the few metallic elements to occur in native form, although it most commonly occurs in oxidized states and mixed with other elements. Native copper was an important ore of copper in historic times and was used by pre-historic peoples.

Native copper occurs rarely as isometric cubic and octahedral crystals, but more typically as irregular masses and fracture fillings. It has a reddish, orangish, and/or brownish color on fresh surfaces, but typically is weathered and coated with a green tarnish of copper carbonate.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Native Copper
LOCATION
Calumet & Hecla Mine, Houghton County, Michigan
SIZE
1.8 x .88", .33" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#171086