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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$1,500.00   €1,230  £1,110.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20887
A small cabinet specimen of vivid sky-blue Chrysocolla overlaying dark emerald-green Quartz-encrusted Malachite on a thick banded Dolostone matrix.  The latter has alternating layers of cellular micro-vuggy apricot-tan dolostone sandwiched between creamy impermeable narrow bands.  The intense sky-blue Chrysocolla is the final stage of a double pseudomorph, replacing Malachite after Azurite, then coated in Quartz.  This specimen is from a magnificent recent find in the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa.  Small intergrown tabular Chrysocolla crystals averaging about 1 to 1.5 cm long form a roughly 6 x 3.5 cm overall area, with a separate group of identical druses further along the specimen.  All the Chrysocolla is coated with sparkling micro-Quartz crystals with a bright glassy lustre.  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 rich bed of showy and brightly coloured Chrysocolla pseudomorphs on Quartz-coated Malachite, from the Kolwezi mining district of the DRC.

Details

Dimensions
7.8 × 6.5 × 5.5 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

Related Mineral Specimens

QUARTZ var ROSE with MUSCOVITE
$4,000
 Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
Two well-developed crystal areas of gemmy to translucent Rose Quartz have formed on silvery crystals...
Malachite with Azurite
$200
 Christiana Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District Mines, Attiki Prefecture, Greece, Europe
A neat stalactitic crystalline Malachite measuring to 2cm appears to have run out over the red-brown...
Arsenopyrite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite
$1,500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An attractive arrangement of metallic silvery crystals of Arsenopyrite with some black...
Olivenite on Quartz
$8,500
 Wheal Unity, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe
A fine crystal druse of Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Unity, St. Day, Cornwall. Lustrous dark olive...