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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 #AX-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.
Chrysocolla pseudo after Azurite/Malachite
stock #15.1-490
Lupoto mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8.3 x 6.9 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
May 2015

One of the most exciting new finds this year are these very colorful pseudomorphs from the Congo. This specimen is especially well-formed with big (up to 6.2 cm) sharp crystals showing Azurite form. The crystals are now hollow casts with a small amount of residual Malachite seen inside with magnification. The entire specimen is covered with tiny, sharply terminated crystals of deep blue Chrysocolla. In fine condition esthetic and eye-catching.
Malachite stalactite
stock #15.1-069
L'Etolle du Congo Mine - Lubumbashi
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.2 x1.6 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $60
pre Tucson 2015 update

Small but perfect, an older stalactite of bright green Malachite from the Congo. The surface on all sides is a druze of sparkling malachite crystals that makes this very different from the usual smooth Malachite stalactites.
Carrollite
stock #AX-12-271
KOV open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.2 x 1.9 x 2.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $250
pre Tucson 2015 update

A quite fine, sharp, lustrous, undamaged and well positioned Carrollite crystal on matrix. Good Carrollites have gotten hard to find. The great discoveries in the Congo were the best by far worldwide, but no fine pieces have come out in years, even damaged examples are scarce. This specimen though small has fine form with nice growth patterns on the faces. The crystal is 1.4 CM across.
Malachite- stalactititic
stock #AX-24-096
Luishia Mine, Kambove District
Haut-Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.3 x 4 x 1.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $385


Unusual form, attractive and elegant small cabinet specimen of Malachite from the Congo. Malachite is a rather common mineral and often not given very much respect since it is so abundant. It takes a very good specimen to get noticed. The copper belt of the Congo has yielded some of the most beautiful Malachites of all time. The best show a wet-look luster, are chatoyant, have rich color and attractive form. This has all that and is in excellent condition.
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