A large specimen of native Copper with Epidote from the famous Caledonia Mine in Michigan. The Copper and its formation is completely natural, and was cleaned with solvents and sealed in order to enjoy the natural beauty, color and luster. Otherwise it’s not so pretty – on a copper statue, weathering is referred to as “patina” – sounds nice, especially when said with a British accent. However, on a Copper specimen, weathering is referred to as “ugly.” Some prefer the natural state, but I’m not always a fan of that, and this piece is a perfect reason why: it’s beautiful and eye-catching!
Location: Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan, USA
Size: 16.5 x 9.5 x 2.2 cm
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