• 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

$1,300.00   €1,064  £960.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20865
A fabulous pair of broad, V-shaped crystals composed from double pseudomorphs of intense sky-blue Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite and coated in Quartz, from a magnificent recent find in the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa.  Two former tabular Azurite crystals, now pseudomorphed to Chrysocolla, form a splayed and flattened V-profile of tabular Chrysocolla crystals tapering towards Gothic window-like terminations and totally encrusted with sparkling micro-Quartz crystals with a bright glassy lustre.  The Chrysocolla is a stunning sky-blue, a result of the underlying rich powder-blue Chrysocolla being coated with transparent colourless Quartz.  In the base (as seen through its acrylic mount) can be seen a small and narrow remnant core of deep leaf-green Malachite.  The Tenke-Fungurume area delineates a 30 km copper-cobalt mineralised zone between Tenke hill in the NW and Fungurume hill in the SE of the Kolwezi mining district.  The region holds large ore reserves and to date a suite of 31 minerals have been recorded, including some exceedingly rare copper species.  A delightful V-shaped pseudomorph of magnificent colour from the Kolwezi mining district of the DRC.

Details

Dimensions
4.0 × 3.8 × 2.2 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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