Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral frequently found in association with copper deposits as well as azurite, chrysocolla, malachite and a variety of iron oxide minerals. Usually occurring in a deep red color, Dakota Stones Cuprite ranges from pale to deep blue-green, with flecks of light to deep red and patterns of copper brown. The name derives from "cuprum," the Latin word for copper. It has a Mohs hardness of 3.5-4, making it fairly soft, as stones go.
10mm Approx. 40 on approx. 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)