• 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

$900.00   €848  £730.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20954
A completely naturally flat plate of dark green Malachite is overgrown with pastel sky-blue Chrysocolla replacing the crystallised surface, so forming a carpet-like pseudomorph of Chrysocolla after Malachite. This large miniature or small cabinet specimen is from the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Kolwezi mining district in Lualaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). Going back in the paragenesis, i.e., the sequence in which minerals were deposited or altered, the original plate was that of Azurite crystals which were first pseudomorphed to Malachite. Hence, this complex specimen displays two successive phases of pseudomorphing alteration. Some areas of the blue surface are overgrown by botryoidal mounds of dark emerald green Malachite dusted in a fine sucrosic layer of micro-Quartz crystals.

Details

Dimensions
1.4 × 6.3 × 5.8 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, 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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