Covellite #2 Thumbnail Specimen (Butte District, Montana, USA)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Covellite
Locality: Butte Mining District, Montana, USA.
Dimensions: 0.81" x 0.38" (21mm x 10mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Covellite is an indigo copper sulfide mineral; while not an important copper ore, it's popular with mineral collectors. It may also display raspberry red or brassy yellow reflections, and is associated with chalcopyrite.
Care Notes: Covellite is extremely soft (1.5-2 Moh's), so care must be taken to keep it from being scratched. Like all metallic minerals, it should be kept away from the elements and out of water.
Healing Keywords: Covellite--associated with harmony, universal and Divine love source. Believed to aid in healing emotional trauma and wounds.
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