Cuprite is named after the Latin for Copper, due to its Copper content, but it is not the green or blue associated with most Copper minerals. Many cut gems sold as Cuprite are in fact other stones that have been dyed the deep red of true Cuprite, for its softness means that Cuprite does not make an ideal gemstone.

Alternative Names N/A
Colour Red, Black
Hardness 3.5 - 4
Crystal system Isometric
Streak Shining Metallic / Brownish Red
Lustre Adamantine, Metallic, Earthy
Main Locations USA, Namibia, Africa, England, France
Chakra Root
Zodiac Aquarius
Numerology 2
Planetary N/A
Element Earth