Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Cuprite


Mineral Name: Cuprite
Composition: Copper oxide
Nomenclature: Named after the Latin word cuprum, which means "copper."
Industrial Uses: Major ore of copper.
Additional Notes: Cuprite exhibits two very striking crystal habits: cubes of a very dark red, almost black, color; and fine, red, hair-like tufts of crystals which are referred to by the variety name chalcotrichite.



Zaire Scott 1109
Cuprite
Zaire
Scott 1109
8 zaire
13 Feb 1983

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished specimen.



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