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 (ko͞o′prīt′, kyo͞o′-)
A natural red secondary ore of copper, essentially Cu2O, that forms as a result of weathering.


(Minerals) a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu2O


(ˈkyu praɪt, ˈku-)

a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.
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Noun1.cuprite - a mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper
atomic number 29, copper, Cu - a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition


nKupferoxid nt, → Rotkupfererz nt
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Ultra fine, phase pure, octahedral cuprous oxide (nCOP) nanoparticles with cuprite structure were synthesized in the lab.
We simulate a virtual rover traversing the famous Cuprite, Nevada, mining district, which is known for containing many distinctive spectral features of interest in highly localized outcrops (Swayze et al.
Although copper moves freely in nature in small quantities, it exists especially as red cuprite [Cu.
It was found that in copper containing mixture cinnabar acted as a reducing agent which transformed tenorite (CuO) to Cuprite (Cu2O) however by the addition of sulphur to mixture tenorite was not reduced to cuprite and copper sulfide was formed at temperatures between 300-500oC and transformed to CuSO4 and (CuO.
Areas lacking the silver coating contained copper corrosion products, including cuprite and atacamite.
Mining extracted ferruginous silicified slate with copper carbonates (malachite and azurite) passing into cuprite, native copper and minor chalcocite in what appears to be a classic supergene profile.
C, 2003, Mapping hydrothermally altered rocks at Cuprite, Nevada, using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) a new satellite imaging system" V.
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Srivastava, "Mineralogical mapping in the Cuprite Mining District, Nevada", in Proceedings of the Airborne Imaging Spectrometer Data Analysis Workshop, JPL Publication 85-41, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, pp.
Supergene mineralisation is wide spread, with chalcocite, malachite and cuprite as the main secondary minerals.