David K. Joyce

Arizona -Copper in Gypsum, Mission Mine, Pima County

The mission Mine is a giant copper mine just south of Tucson, Arizona. It has not been known for great minerals specimens with the exception of the very interesting dendritic native copper in gypsum crystals that have been found there. Here are a number of examples of this unique association from the Mission mine.

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Copper, GypsimArizona -Copper in Gypsum, Mission Mine, Pima County
  • Item #26027
  • Copper, Gypsim
  • 5.3x1.6x1.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 5mm
  • $35.00
  • Mission Mine
  • Pima Co.
    Arizona, USA
  • Spectacularly fine native copper crystals are embedded and protected in glass-clear selenite. Beautiful!
Copper, GypsumArizona -Copper in Gypsum, Mission Mine, Pima County
  • Item #26032
  • Copper, Gypsum
  • 4.8x1.7x0.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $45.00
  • Mission Mine
  • Pima County
    Arizona, USA
  • Very fine, bright coppery, copper crystals embedded in a number or areas of this, water-clear gypsum.
Copper, GypsumArizona -Copper in Gypsum, Mission Mine, Pima County
  • Item #26033
  • Copper, Gypsum
  • 3.9x2.4x0.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $40.00
  • Mission Mine
  • Pima County
    Arizona, USA
  • Very fine, delicate, dendritic native copper crystals are embedded in this cleavage of clear gypsum in a number of places, mostly around the edges.