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Cuprite : Cu2O
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Dense crust composed by cherry-red transparent octahedrons of Cuprite formed over antique bronze Chinese cash coin (Western Han dynasty, Wu Zhu, issued by emperor Wu Di in 113 B.C.) as the matrix. Additional information about the coin you may obtain here: http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=50742 Diameter of the coin is 25.6 mm. Pavel M. Kartashov collection and photo.

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