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Cuprite and Chrysocolla (Sonoran Sunrise) Rough
A rare material sometimes referred to as Christmas Stone because of the green and red coloring. Although Sonoran Sunrise is often referred to as chrysocolla, the greenish area is actually bronchantite. The red-orange area is the chalcotrichite form of cuprite. The black area is usually the copper oxide tenorite and on occasion, there is a purplish-gray area that is cuprite. These copper secondaries impregnated a host rock of limestone, which makes Sonoran Sunrise a great lapidary material that is easy to cut and polish.
See the description of each stone below for the coloration of that individual piece. Sonoran Sunrise polishes well with tin oxide or diamond. Mohs hardness is approximately 3-4.

Sonoran Sunrise Rough "AB" Grade - $15.00/pound
Locality: Sonora, Mexico
This material has reddish cuprite with mottled light green and a strong vein of black with a darker green line.



Samples of Sonoran Sunrise Rough "AB" Grade

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#10
Measures approximately 5" x 3" x 3 to 1" thick. Half red with a thick line of black, followed by an 1/8" line of green with the rest mostly being a mottled light green.
4.64 pounds
$69.60
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#11
Measures approximately 6 to 4-1/2" x 3" x 1-3/4 to 1-5/8" thick. Half red with a thick line of black, followed by an 1/8" line of green with the rest mostly being a mottled light green.
2.82 pounds
$42.30
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#12
Measures approximately 5" x 2-3/8 to 2" x 2 to 1-5/8" thick. Half red with a thick line of black, followed by an 1/8" line of green with the rest mostly being a mottled light green.
2.45 pounds
$36.75
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#13
Measures approximately 4-3/4 x 2 to 1" x 7/8 to 1/4" thick. Mostly very light green with red mottling with some black tenorite and green separating the red chalcotrichite.
0.40 pounds
$6.00
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#14
Triangular shape measures approximately 6" x 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" at the thickest spot. Mostly red with a wide black and green separating it from very light green with red mottling.
2.17 pounds
$32.55
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#15
Measures approximately 5 x 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" thick. Half mostly green and half mostly red with a smattering of green. A black border of tenorite divides the red and green. Super nice slabber!!
10.80 pounds
$162.00
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#16
Measures approximately 4" x 3" x 1-3/4 to 7/8" thick. Mostly red with a wide band of black and green.
1.95 pounds
$29.25

Cuprite and Chrysocolla (Sonoran Sunrise) Rough "B" Grade - $13.50/pound
Locality: Sonora, Mexico
This material is mostly reddish cuprite, but may have some veining of black and/or green.


Samples of Sonoran Sunrise Rough "B" Grade

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#26
Measures approximately 5-3/4" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/4 to 1/2" thick. Mostly red with some black splotching and a little green.
3.35 pounds
$45.23
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#27
Measures approximately 8" x 3-1/2" at the widest point x 1-1/4" thick. Red with green blotching and a bright red line.
2.60 pounds
$35.10

Sonoran Sunrise Rough "A" Grade - $55.00/pound
Locality: Sonora, Mexico
This material is the highest quality Sonoran Sunrise. It has a nice mix of the three colors (greenish, reddish and black) in a tighter pattern.


Samples of Sonoran Sunrise Rough "A" Grade

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#1
Triangular shape measures approximately 4-1/4" x 3" x 2-1/2" thick tapering down to a point. Mostly green with splatters of red. There is some black along one edge or the stone.
0.56 pounds
$30.80
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#2
Triangular shape measures approximately 3-3/4 " x 3-1/4" x 1-5/8 to 3/8"" thick. Nice mixture of green, red and black.
1.18 pounds
$64.90
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#3
Measures approximately 5-1/2" x 4 to 2" x 3-1/4 to 1-3/8" thick. Nice mix of red blotching with black spiderwebbing on a green background. Has a small lens of cream colored background. Great Slabber!!!
6.09 pounds
$334.95
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#4
Measures approximately 6 x 4-3/4" x 4-1/2 to 1" thick. Nice figuring with a mix of green, red and black. This will cut great slabs!!
10.85 pounds
$596.75

Sonoran Sunrise Rough "A-" Grade - $24.00/pound
Locality: Sonora, Mexico
This material will have nice red cuprite mixed in with a medium-ligh greenish background, or mostly red with some black and green coloring.



Samples of Sonoran Sunrise Rough "A-" Grade

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#20
Measures approximately 3-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" thick. Nice red splotches on a green to light green background.
2.57 pounds
$61.92
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#21
Triangular shape measures approximately 5" x 3" x 3-3/8 to 2-3/4" thick. A smattering of red splotches with some black spiderwebbing on a light mottled light green background.
2.57 pounds
$61.68
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#22
Triangular shape measures approximately 5" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" thick. Red splotches with some black spiderwebbing on a medium to light mottled light green background.
2.17 pounds
$52.08
Sonoran Sunrise
Rough#23
Measures approximately 3 x 2-3/8" x 2 to 1-1/4" thick at a ridge. Dark green with a good amount of cuprite and mottled tenorite.
0.60 pounds
$14.40

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