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This spes is purple and metallic like, it goes off on the beeper. Came from DRC any guesses?




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Was it on the surface or did you dig it up? the easy neophyte guess is Amethyst - based crudely on color only.

CAn you buff out the color on one of the small crystals? Maybe run it across some wetordry sandpaper or a scratch stone for a streak test?

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Yea it is heavy for its size, streak test IS coppery and purple.

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My thought is that it is Cuprite, an oxide of copper. Its a darn nice specimen of it too.


I agree with you Dave. Has to be some copper or covellite in it to sound off on a detector, Bob

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