Dims: 10.0 x 5.5 x 1.0" (25.4 x 14.0 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 8.5 oz. (695 g)
This specimen is not really "Native Copper". Likely it started out as bits and pieces of such, which were melted down and poured into a mold made out of wet straw, from which it got its shape. Most of it shows a green coloration, though there are portions that have been ground flat and polished to show the classic coppery-red color and metallic luster of this metal. However, there are also patches that have not been ground down which also show the metallic color and luster. This is because the piece has been "painted" with a mixture of powdered copper oxide suspended in a green paint to give it an "oxidized" appearance. It is a very flat piece that could be set upright on a small stand.