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Copper Silver "Halfbreed" specimen

Copper-Silver "halfbreed" specimen. 32mm Tall x 17mm Wide x 12mm Thick. This piece originated from Keweenaw County Michigan. Derived from "Half-breed", which is a derogatory American slang for a person whose parents are Caucasian and Native American. The general insolubility of silver and copper produces specimens containing intermixed white native...
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Spec-HB-01

Copper-Silver "halfbreed" specimen. 32mm Tall x 17mm Wide x 12mm Thick. This piece originated from Keweenaw County Michigan.
Derived from "Half-breed", which is a derogatory American slang for a person whose parents are Caucasian and Native American. The general insolubility of silver and copper produces specimens containing intermixed white native silver and red native copper.
A physical mixture of native silver and native copper (they have only limited miscibility at low-moderate temperatures, unlike silver and gold. The insolubility of copper and silver produces specimens containing good crystallized examples of both minerals, often in epitaxy.

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