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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$900.00   €743  £670.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20914
From a recent find in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an interesting double pseudomorph of Chrysocolla replacing Malachite after Azurite.  Several original tabular Azurite crystals are encrusted in a druse of glassy transparent colourless Quartz crystals which create a sucrosic-textured sparkle to the underlying intense sky-blue Chrysocolla.  The crystals in this specimen form a vertically-bent stalagmitic structure with a C-shaped, corral-like habit.  The Tenke-Fungurume area delineates a 30 km mineralised zone between Tenke hill and Fungurume hill in the Kolwezi mining district.  Around the base at the back of the specimen, parts of the central core of dark emerald-green Malachite can be seen.  A vividly coloured and architecturally shaped miniature of pseudomorphed Chrysocolla mounted on a square colourless acrylic base.

Details

Dimensions
4.5 × 2.9 × 2.3 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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