David K. Joyce Minerals

Copper (Native), Various Localities

Native copper is a favourite amongst collectors since it is one of the few metals that occur in native form in affordable specimens!! The physical properties of copper, parrticulary its malleability results in dramatic and interesting mineral specimens. That is, the crystals can only be broken with difficulty, so while other minerals or matrix around it can be smashed and broken, the copper in the specimen just bends or stretches a bit!! Here are some very good examples, some from unusual locations.

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CopperCopper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #7563
  • Copper
  • 3.0x1.8x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 16mm
  • $30.00
  • Emke Mine
  • Onganja
    Namibia
  • A very good-looking, tightly branching aggregate of copper crystals. Classic form.
CopperCopper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #7570
  • Copper
  • 2.8x2.0x0.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 6mm
  • $30.00
  • Emke Mine
  • Onganja
    Namibia
  • A group of sharp, branching copper crystals partially encrusted with iron oxides.
Copper, etc.Copper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #7574
  • Copper, etc.
  • 3.5x3.0x1.7 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $45.00
  • Emke Mine
  • Onganja
    Namibia
  • A tree-like aggregate of branching copper crystals mostly coated with a green copper mineral, perhaps malachite.
CopperCopper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #7575
  • Copper
  • 15mm tall cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $20.00
  • Emke Mine
  • Onganja
    Namibia
  • A group of sharp copper crystals. Nice!
CopperCopper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #12359
  • Copper
  • 9.9x7.4x0.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 30mm
  • $50.00
  • Corocoro

  • Bolivia
  • An aesthetic mass of branching copper crystals, rough but still pleasing to the eye.
CopperCopper (Native), Various Localities
  • Item #16930
  • Copper
  • 2.5x1.3x0.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $25.00
  • Ajo

  • Arizona, USA
  • A superb "frond" of dendritic copper crystals from this famous copper mine. An old "Copper City Rock Shop" label accompanies the specimen. Sharp!