• Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite
Pseudomorphs

Chrysocolla ps. after Malachite ps. after Azurite

$400.00   €388  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21071
Bladed and stalagmitic habits of Chrysocolla pseudomorphing after Malachite, itself pseudomorphing after Azurite, form an architectural specimen from the Tenke-Fungurume area of the Kolwezi mining district in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  This locality is about as far into central Africa as one can travel.  A 2 x 2 cm tabular blade of Chrysocolla at one end, with its termination missing, reveals remnant traces of Malachite within the core of the pseudomorph.  The slightly turquoise, vivid sky-blue Chrysocolla is totally covered with micro-colourless and transparent crystals of Quartz, giving the specimen a sparling glassy lustre.  A flat, 3.5 x 2 cm area of micro- Quartz crystals covering darker green Malachite adds a large patch of pale duck-egg blue to the aesthetic.  A fascinating pseudomorph from the DRC.

Details

Dimensions
4.0 × 5.5 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Pseudomorphs, 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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