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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$2,500.00   €2,444  £2,080.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20992
A super-unusual small cabinet specimen of vivid sky-blue Chrysocolla preferentially coated with orange-tan micro-crystals of Quartz and dusted with jewel-like 1 to 2 mm clusters of lustrous emerald green Malachite crystals (primary Malachite). This specimen is from the Tenke-Fungurume area, east of the Kolwezi mining district in the central-southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after Malachite which, during an earlier stage of paragenesis, pseudomorphed after Azurite. These pseudomorphs form inverted V-shaped tabular crystals over a surface of Chrysocolla and it is these which are preferentially coated in chocolate-orange Quartz. A delightful and quite arresting specimen from central Africa.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 9.5 × 4.7 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Latest Additions, Oxides and Hydroxides, 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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