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description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY:Milpillas Mine, near Cananea, Sonora Province, Mexico <br /><br />c. 2" tall <br /><br />The Milpillas Mine produced some very fine cuprite specimens in 2015. This is one of the finer miniature sized specimens from Milpillas.  The crystal faces are as lustrous as polished glass and the crystals are gemmy and free of damage</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cuprite crystals glow bright red in sunlight and even deeper red under an incandescent globe.  When viewed under a fluorescent tube, the crystals are steel black in color.  Hence, the Milpillas cuprite specimens are dichroic.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I acquired this piece via a trade with Robert Lavinsky in July 2016.   </p>

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