Copper Ore Decorator #247
Copper Ore decorator with Quartz veining, Epidote and Basalt. This piece is approximately 12" T x 4 3/4" W x 2 "D and weighs 10.9 pounds. This native copper with interesting rock formations of basalt, and quartz occurs in veins, spots, streaks or large masses mixed with the rock matrix.
This is one half of a mated pair, where the decorator comes from consecutive cuts of the host rock. If both pieces are purchased together, an additional 10% discount will be applied when we process your order.
Mating piece: CS-EC-248
The copper ore is discovered in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Our decorator pieces have been buffed polished and coated to enhance the beauty of the piece. Michigan Native Copper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is the most important locality in the world for pure native copper. Mining began in 1845 and continued until 1968 and over 5 million tons of refined copper were recovered from Michigan's copper mines. In the early 1900's it led the world in copper production and "Lake Copper" was the purity standard to which other refined copper was compared. Long before the mining operations of the past century began in the Keweenaw, pre-historic peoples mined copper from the mineral rich veins.