One of the nicer things to come across is a specimen which has almost 50/50 Copper to Quartz. The piece has been highly polished and then lacquered so the Copper will not oxidize. A piece of cork has been applied to the bottom so the piece will not scratch a surface.
Measurements: ~ 5-3/4" tall x 4" wide x 1-1/2" thick
Location: Michigan State, USA
The name Copper Ore means the rock containing the copper has enough quantity of the metal to be harvested. It is generally mined mashed together as a conglomerate rock containing mainly quartz, sericite, barite, and a long list of other minerals. Usually specimens of copper ore are smelted down for commercial use, but the beauty of this rock really holds a special place to rock and mineral collectors as well.