Cuprite is a minor ore of copper whose name comes from the Latin word "cuprum" meaning copper. The tiny reddish coloured crystals are the mineral cuprite which are embedded into copper.
Cuprite which is a relatively soft mineral grades just 3½ to 4 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. An oxide mineral it occurs close to other copper minerals such as malachite, azurite and chrysocolla.
When used for the purpose of crystal healing cuprite is said to assist with exploring past lives and for dealing with difficulties with an authoritarian figure whether they be in the past or present. It also helps to relax the mind with regards to worry and situations over which we have no control.
This cuprite mineral comes from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia. As it catches the light the cuprite crystals sparkle beautifully.
Weight (grams) : 58.1
Size (cms) : 6.4 x 3.4 x 2.4