• Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite

$350.00   €290  £250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21069
This beautiful and interesting Chrysocolla is a pseudomorph after Malachite which is itself a pseudomorph after Azurite.  Hence, the morphology (shape) of the original Azurite crystals is preserved in the slightly turquoise, vivid sky-blue Chrysocolla which is totally covered with micro-colourless and transparent crystals of Quartz.  These give the specimen a brilliant, sparling glassy lustre.  From the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Kolwezi mining district in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one side and the base of this small miniature displays Chrysocolla and Malachite not coated with Quartz and therefore showing their true, more intense colours.  The largest pseudomorphed crystal measures around 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm.  A delightful specimen from the Kolwezi mining district of the DRC.


3.8 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm
Pseudomorphs, Silicates
Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Chrysocolla, Malachite, Quartz

Related Mineral Specimens

Arsenopyrite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An attractive arrangement of metallic silvery crystals of Arsenopyrite with some black...
Quartz var Amethyst
 Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe
Lustrous particularly rich purple specimen of Amethyst from Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia,...
Scheelite on Quartz
 Cínovec / Zinnwald, Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts, Saxony & Ústí Region, Germany & Czech Republic
Scattered and clustered crystals of Scheelite are grown on a thin section of Quartz from the...
Quartz var Smoky Faden
 Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland, Europe
A neat double stacked Quartz variety Faden from the Göschenen Valley area Uri, Switzerland both...