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30 specimens listed
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Barite on Malachite
stock #14.1-335
Shangulowe Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.7 x 3.1 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $330


A pair of chisel tipped Barite crystals perched on a velvety green Malachite. The Barite crystals have some inclusions of Malachite as well which gives some green color to the milky prism. Classic material from the 1970-80 era, these Barites are unique and are no longer being found. Very good condition and quite attractive, a very unusual association that is a modern classic.
Torbernite
stock #17.1-143
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8 x 4.3 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
Spring 2019

A big well crystallized plate of deep green Torbernite from the old finds at Musonoi. In fine condition, with individual crystals averaging over a Centimeter (up to 1.5CM). These top Congo specimens are from finds decades ago, these are already considered to be classics for the specie. Most of the crystals here are standing on edge with termination faces showing but a few are laying flat. The flat faces have a lighter green color and are a nice contrast to those showing darker edges.
Chrysocolla PS after Malachite after Azurite
stock #15.1-330
Lupoto mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
9.1 x 8.1 x 5.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Dec 2018

An eye-catching complex cluster of very sharp crystal forms that show clearly the original shape of the Azurite crystals that were altered to Malachite and are now nearly all Chrysocolla. A few of the smaller crystals have broken section that show the core of unaltered Malachite. Other crystals are now hollow as well, reaching up to 3.2 CM long. Overall this is a delicate specimen that is very 3 dimensional and a choice cast form . One of the mineralogical discoveries that made big news about 2 years ago, these are now quite scarce on the market.
Cobaltoan Calcite and Malachite
stock #18-AX-12-019
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6 x 4.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $640
Dec 2018

The Cobaltoan Calcites of Mashamba have been gone for more than a decade now, but they are still considered to be some of the best and most intensely colored ever found. This specimen has the most desirable contrast with a small matrix of green Malachite and has several generations of pink to clear Calcite displayed. Sadly there are some edge cleaves or contacts but the overall specimen condition is very good and still displays well. The best Scalenohedral crystals are remarkably clean and free of chipping. There are several possible display angles. Now very hard to get in the mineral market these are unique and quite sought after.
Cobaltoan Dolomite with Calcite and Malachite
stock #18.1-436
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Late Summer 2018

The intense color of a good Cobaltoan Dolomite is unlike any other, unique in the mineral world. This specimen has top intense color, and the crystals are unusually well formed, some in tabular habit to 1.1 CM. In excellent condition as seen, this is an older piece collected years ago. Sawn on the back the front side is an open elongated vug that has protected the crystals well. Small dark green Malachite crystals are a nice color contrast. Super display esthetics and electric bright color jump out in any array of minerals.
Malachite Slice of stalactitic nodule
stock #18.1-218
Katanga, Central Area, Katanga Copper zone
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.4 x 4.5 x .5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $380
Spring update

Sharp and colorful pattern is well presented on both sides of this cross section of Malachite. Good polish and fine contrast in the banding that is "cauliflower" in form. This sort of quality slice was at one time more common but now is quite scarce. A modern classic.
Cuprite -Large complex crystal on Malachite
stock #0739-JM-1693
Dikuluwe Mine, Kolwezi
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
7 x 6.6 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Spring update

A large, somewhat crude red Cuprite octahedron (3.5 CM) with some unusual growth features and complex faces sets nicely on Malachite matrix. Two of the faces have odd holes (one circular, one triangular) and several parts of the crystal show stepped regrowths. Great color contrast, with backlighting the Cuprite glows a brilliant cherry red. We have not backlit the specimen as that can be misleading, but the cuprite is fully translucent and seems to be facet grade clear red inside. Ex John Marshall collection (his label and card are included) acquired in 1990 from G. Gauthier.
Malachite -stalactitic form, cross section slab
stock #17.1-699
Katanga, Central Area, Katanga Copper zone
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.6 x 3.6 x .4 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Pre Holiday 2017

Sections of stalactitic Malachite can be quite esthetic, especially when the form is more complex and with good color banding. This is an excellent example cut from materials collected in the 1990s. This style is now becoming rare with the "cauliflower" form. Complete edge rind all around, and polished on both sides.
30 specimens listed
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