David K. Joyce

Tsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite

Tsumeb Mine ids famous for many minerals but, especially, cuprite in various associations. Here are some nice examples!

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Cuprite, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #14353
  • Cuprite, Dolomite
  • 7.8x5.4x4.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A cluster of fairly sharp cuprite crystals is situated on the left side of this specimen on a bed of what I think are white dolomite crystals. There is one other cuprite crystal tucked away between some carbonate crystals. The cuprite crystals have tiny green crystals on them which I assume are malachite. Nice!
CupriteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #17833
  • Cuprite
  • 10.4x7.8x5.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 8mm
  • $140.00
  • Tsumeb Mine
  • Tsumeb
    Namibia
  • An unusual and nice specimen showing a cavity in calcite coated quartz crystals with a number of very nice, deep red cuprite crystals, up to 8mm around the periphery. The crystals are stepped crystals showing the octahedron and dodecahedron. Shows very well!
Cuprite, CalciteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20743
  • Cuprite, Calcite
  • 4.1x3.1x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 13mm
  • $55.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • There is one larger, composite crystal of cuprite embedded amongst the calcite crystals, on this piece with some smaller ones in with the calcite crystals. It looks dark in the picture but is quite red in brighter light! Nice!
Cuprite, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20745
  • Cuprite, Dolomite
  • 4.1x2.1x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $75.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • This plate of crystals is mostly dodecahedral cuprite crystals of a deep, red colour, on white dolomite crystals, some of which are exposed on the right side. Excellent example of this mineral!
Cuprite, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20747
  • Cuprite, Dolomite
  • 5.4x2.2x2.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $65.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • Clusters of sharp, deep-red, cuprite crystals protrude up through a partial coating of pure white dolomite crystals in this specimen. Nice looking piece!
Cuprite, RosasiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20748
  • Cuprite, Rosasite
  • 4.3x3.1x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • The top of this plate is covered with sharp, dodecahedral, dark-red cuprite crystals, associated with what appears to be rosasite. Nice example from this famous mine!
Cuprite, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20749
  • Cuprite, Dolomite
  • 5.1x4.8x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: c-3mm
  • $95.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • Lots of sharp, deep-red, dodecahedral crystals of cuprite on light green-tinted dolomite crystals comprise this excellent specimen. Displays very well!
Cuprite, DolomiteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #20754
  • Cuprite, Dolomite
  • 3.2x3.3x1.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 4mm
  • $45.00
  • Tsumeb Mine

  • Namibia
  • Sharp, deep-red, dodecahedral crystals of this beautiful oxide of copper, associated with colourless, clear calcite crystals nd a green copper mineral, probably malachite. Nice!
Cuprite, CalciteTsumeb, Namibia, Cuprite
  • Item #21413
  • Cuprite, Calcite
  • 8.5x6.0x6.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: Cu 5mm, Ca 9mm
  • $80.00
  • Tsumeb

  • Namibia
  • A couple of very sharp, deep red cuprite crystals are tucked away in one corner of this pure white calcite vug. Nice dodecahedral crystals.