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Malachite - polished stalactitic section
stock #17.1-700
Katanga, Central Area, Katanga Copper zone
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6.8 x 5 x .4 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
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. Far better quality and form than average for this sort of slab. The double eye on this piece is especially striking. Polished on both sides but the "back" as seen was near to top knob of the malachite form and so has much more rind. Complete with great form and contrast.
Cuprite with Malachite, Plancheite etc.
stock #17.1-702
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $460
Pre Holiday 2017

Big, dark red and lustrous Cuprite Octahedrons are nestled in light blue Plancheite and dark green Malachite. Fine contrast, esthetics and in very good condition. The backside is contacted but not damaged, pitting and face voids are natural some with Plancheite inside. Individual octahedrons are up to 1.8 CM, some with nice edge modifications quite rare at this locale. These have not been coming out for almost a decade. Choice.
Cobaltoan Calcite
stock #16.1-002
Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6.3 x 5.8 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Pre Holiday 2017

Colorful bright specimen with rhombs to 2.4 CM, ex Victor Yount collection. In fine condition, at one edge the overgrowth of Cobaltoan Calcite has not covered the underlying Calcite rhombs and the structure is well exposed.
HOLD Cuprosklodowskite with Kasolite, Sklodowskite etc
stock #HOLD 8.AE-869
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.5 x 4.4 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
Pre Holiday 2017

Perhaps the most beautiful and richly colored U mineral, Cuprosklodowskite from the Musonoi mine is revered by collectors, a "must have" specie. This specimen is quite fine, well crystallized with a dense mass of brilliant green needles protruding from a shallow vug. Several other rare minerals are also present including bright yellow Kasolite in balls and slender crystals. Except for this find in the Congo some decades ago these rare minerals are usually far from esthetic. This specimen is from that older era and quite a bit above average. Now very uncommon on the market in such quality.
Chrysocolla Ps after Malachite (after Azurite)
stock #15.1-329
Lupoto mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8.3 x 6 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
new june 17

Really fine form and rich color on this specimen from the recent finds at Luputo. The pseudomorph retains the shape of the original Azurite crystals that were rep[laced by Malachite and finally replaced by the blue Chrysocolla. The delicate array of crystals is on a Gossan matrix and in excellent condition despite the fragility. The discovery of this material made big news in the mineral world. This is a choice example with particularly distinct crystal shapes well presented.
Barite - Included by Malachite
stock #Alec-19-258
Likasi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.1 X 5 X 4 CM (miniature)
price: $520
Spring 2017

Clear Barite crystals with some blebs and wisps of bright green Malachite inside and on the prisms. from the great Shaba Crescent area, this is a nice example. As is typical for this locale, magnification shows several bruises but most of the main crystals are in reasonable clean condition. Though not right for a perfectionist, this is still a good display specimen and these are no longer coming out from the Congo.
Carrollite with Calcite
stock #A-19-257
Kamoya, Kambove, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
4.7 x 3.1 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Spring 2017

Carrollite with very bright metallic luster on a nice miniature specimen. There have been no new finds of Carrollite for a few years now, but for a time the Kambove mine was a prolific source for the best specimens ever found. This bright miniature has sharp crystals to 1.3 CM size, there are some contacts and bruises seen on some angles but they are relatively small. More perfect, larger specimens are now trading for many thousands, this piece is a lot more modest but still has top luster and nice form. An affordable alternative that looks much better than the mine run.
Cuprite (gem) w. Plancheite
stock #12.1-167
Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.5 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Winter 2016-17

Sharp Cuprites to 1.8 CM are set nicely on a contrasting Malachite and Plancheite matrix. Some natural pitting on the back side but no real damage, the Cuprites are all bright translucent red when backlit.A good value and no longer available.
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