3.4" Natural, Native Copper with Oxidization - Morocco

This is a 3.4" long, natural formation on native copper mined in Morocco. A coating of green oxidization can be found around much of the specimen, as well as small amounts druzy quartz between some of the branching copper. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Copper & Malachite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
3.4" long, 2.5" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#45445