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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$600.00   €503  £430.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20861
This double pseudomorph of Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite is a particularly good example in showing the morphology (shape) of the former Azurite crystals.  They form rounded spear-like tabular crystals of up to 4.5 cm tall, with at least four crystals forming a nested parallel sheet-like structure.  The Chrysocolla is an intense turquoise-sky blue, whose surface is coated with glassy transparent colourless Quartz crystals which add a textured glitter to the specimen.  In areas where the internal structure of the pseudomorphs can be seem, the Chrysocolla is a paler powder-sky blue and an inner core of deep emerald-green Malachite is visible.  This lovely specimen is from the Tenke-Fungurume area in Kolwezi mining district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 3.0 × 1.3 cm
Categories
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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