• Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
  • Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
  • Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz
Pseudomorphs

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$5,000.00   €4,098  £3,700.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20835
An arresting large miniature double pseudomorph of intense sky-blue Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite and coated in Quartz, from the magnificent recent find in the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa.  At least 13 former tabular Azurite crystals, now pseudomorphed to Chrysocolla, form a V-structure when viewed face-on, or may be viewed as more a towering tight cluster of multiple pseudomorphs sitting at 45 degrees to a Chrysocolla-coated matrix.  Of the two opposite splayed faces of composite Chrysocolla pseudomorphs, one covers a 4.5 x 3.4 x 0.5 cm thick pale salmon-pink and rusty-tan Dolostone matrix.  The tabular Chrysocolla crystals, independent of the matrix, attain 5.3 cm tall and form a composite group with many terminations laying flat against adjoining crystals.  Those Chrysocolla pseudomorphs laying against the matrix form a similar morphology and are developed to approximately 2.5 cm long.  These taper towards Gothic window-like terminations and are entirely encrusted with sparkling micro-Quartz crystals with a bright glassy lustre.  The Chrysocolla is a stunning sky-blue and throughout the base and the cross-section of a snapped crystal can be seen their remnant cores of deep leafy-emerald-green Malachite.  Micro-crystalline Malachite rosettes to 9 mm sit on the face of one group and individual tiny Malachite crystals are dusted over the free-standing crystal faces.

Details

Dimensions
6.1 × 5.8 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Pseudomorphs, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chrysocolla, Malachite, Quartz

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