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Crystal habit of Cuprite Cuprite Cuprite

Name   Cuprite
Chemistry   Cu2O
Hardness   3.5 - 4
Lustre   adamantine to sub metallic
Colour   red, red brown, purple red to metallic grey
Streak   brown red 
Density [g/cm3]   5.8 - 6.2
Crystal habit   isometric, crystals [111], [110], [100]
Cleavage, Fracture   [111] distinct
other characteristics and occurrences   massive, granular, dense, capillary (thread of hair), often with malachite (Cu2[(OH)2|CO3])

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