• Cuprite and Malachite on Chrysocolla
  • Cuprite and Malachite on Chrysocolla
  • Cuprite and Malachite on Chrysocolla
  • Cuprite and Malachite on Chrysocolla
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Cuprite and Malachite on Chrysocolla

ID: CC2335

A great specimen of classic Cuprite and Malachite crystals from the Mashamba West Mine. The Cuprite crystals measuring to 1.1cm display a sharply formed octahedral habit. The Cuprite crystals have fine lustrous faces with a deep maroon colouration. The Cuprite crystals are intermingled with excellent sheaf-like crystals of rich green lustrous Malachite. Both minerals having formed on a tinted green Chrysocolla; which accents the Malachite and Cuprite. The Chrysocolla has in turn covered a first generation of Cuprite. The first phase Cuprite crystals show more complex faces with the cube, octahedron and the dodecahedron. A classic Cuprite specimen from this well known  African copper mine.

Details

Dimensions
5.7 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Locality
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga (Shaba), DR Congo (Zaire), Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cuprite

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