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

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite with Quartz

$2,800.00   €2,397  £2,040.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20998
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa and the Kolwezi mining district lies to its far mid-south. This superb specimen of Chrysocolla pseudomorphing after Malachite pseudomorphing after Azurite with Quartz is from the Tenke-Fungurume area and is from a find made in about 2018. These are a lot of successions of pseudomorphing to get your head around. Hence the basic crystal morphology of this small cabinet specimen is that of Azurite blades, the largest forming a spear-like structure 5 cm tall. Where the brilliant sky blue Chrysocolla has not completely replaced the mid-generation emerald green Malachite, the latter is visible around the base and in pseudomorphed crystals where their terminations are removed. The final stage of mineral deposition was a complete coating of micro-crystallised colourless Quartz which make the Chrysocolla sparkle and dramatically intensifies its colour. A showy and highly aesthetic Chrysocolla pseudomorph.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 7.5 × 6.5 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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