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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$800.00   €667  £570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20883
From a recent find in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a fascinating double pseudomorph of Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite.  The original tabular Azurite crystals measuring up to 3.9 cm tall are encrusted with glassy transparent colourless Quartz crystals that add a sucrosic-textured sparkle to the underlying turquoise sky-blue Chrysocolla.  The Tenke-Fungurume area delineates a 30 km copper-cobalt mineralised zone between Tenke hill and Fungurume hill in the Kolwezi mining district.  A darker mineral occasionally tinges the Quartz grey-black.  The back of the specimen reveals a central core of dark emerald-green Malachite to each of the pseudomorphed crystals, so displaying the sequence of paragenesis. This delightful miniature is adhered to a square colourless acrylic base.  

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 4.2 × 2.6 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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