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Copper Ore 3 Inch 4-8 Ounce
Copper Ore Specimens


 
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Mineral Description
 
healing crystals

These copper ore specimens were mined from the Palm Mine in the old copper mine district of Acton, California area. These copper ore specimens are interesting for children to learn about what copper looks like and the many things we use it for in life.

You will receive one specimen that is 2 1/2 inch to 3 1/2 inch and weighing 4 to 8 ounces.

Bulk Purchase Specimen

You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.


History, Legend and Lore of Copper use by humans is a long and varied, dating back nearly 10,000 years with multiple applications. Copper is, in fact, humanity?s first metal and shows up in Sumerian and Egyptian metallurgy circa 3900 BC.

Copper has many properties which make it nearly indispensable to modern civilizations. Copper is an essential nutrient to all high plants and animals. In animals, including humans, it is found primarily in the bloodstream, as a co-factor in various enzymes, and in copper-based pigments. In sufficient amounts, copper can be poisonous and even fatal to organisms.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Due to the fact that copper is such a wonderful physical conductor of electricity and heat, it is also considered the conductor of the spiritualist's belief system. According to myths, copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth between individuals, crystals, auras, the mind and the spirit world.

It is also believed that copper has the power to amplify thoughts when sending and receiving psychic communications. New Age followers carry copper with their stones and crystals to 'straighten' the properties of them, as well they are used when crating crystal wands to be certain of their clear and straight powers. Copper is also quite instrumental in the physical and mental healing rites of many peoples of this world.

Medicinally copper has been used for thousands of years. Ancient cultures recognized copper as a healing mineral. Copper was found useful for its healing powers both internally and externally. It is still used in the treatment of wounds and skin diseases, as well as internal diseases, anemia, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. It is also used for its healing properties in improving circulation of blood, increasing energy and detoxification of the body. Copper is considered a mineral to increase energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates mental agility, and quick wit.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Various color depending on the ore minerals.

Luster: Metalic

Transparency: None

Crystal System: Isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m

Crystal Habits: Massive, wires and arborescent or branching forms as the most common, whole individual crystals are extremely rare but when present are usually cubes and octahedrons. Occasionally, massive forms will show some recognizable crystal faces on outer surfaces.

Cleavage: Absent

Fracture: Jagged

Hardness: 2.5 - 3

Specific Gravity: 8.9

Streak: Reddish

Associated Minerals: Silver, calcite, malachite and other secondary copper minerals.

Best Field Indicators: Color, ductility and crystal habit.


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