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SOLD Carrollite, Chalcopyrite & Calcite
stock #SOLD 15.1-901
Kamoya, Kambove, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3 x 2.6 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Fall 2015

Fine, sharp silver Carrollite crystals are set on contrasting matrix in an esthetic arrangement. The crystals show complex modifications and growth patterns. Some micro crystals of what looks like Vesigneite are also present. Green copper staining and secondary minerals adds additional contrast. In very good condition which is remarkable for such a delicate mineral. Far better than average.
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 eyecatching.
SOLD Dioptase on Quartz
stock #SOLD 15.1-454
Kambove
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.8 x 2 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $0
May 2015

A large slender Dioptase crystal stands a full 3.3 CM tall on a contrasting matrix. The matrix is small gemmy quartz crystals that are clear enough to see the color of the host rock below, likely a Cuprite rich matrix. The Dioptase is brilliant in color, with glass-like luster. One side has a jagged contact that shows some micro crystals overgrowing on it. This has esthetics that stand out and there is no chipping or damage even with 20X magnification.
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 #Alec 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 "cauliflower"
stock # Alec 24-096
Luishia Mine, 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 wetlook luster, are chantoyant chantoyance, have rich color and attractive form. This has all that and is in excellent condition.
Barite with Malachite inclusions
stock #Alec-19-235
Likasi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.9 x 3.2 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
pre Tucson 2015 update

Esthetic, sharp green and glassy Barites are perched on a matrix along with some small zones of Malachite in an attractive specimen. From the famous finds of the 1980-90's this is a very colorful Barite with several nice angles for display. In very good condition, there is a little minor chipping mostly on the backside and not noticable without magnification. A good value, these have become quite expensive and few are this attractive.
Dioptase (Unusual color and exceptional form)
stock #Alec 24-097
Luishia Mine, Katanga Province
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $975
Spring 2014

Striking, esthetic and unusual, this is a fine, undamaged piece with an "odd" color hue. The Shaba Dioptase can be quite impressive but rarely this delicate and sculptural with no matrix. The color in person looks almost a Malachite green but with a brilliant glassy luster, there is good transparency too as seen in some of the best Tsumeb Dioptase. A fine specimen from anyplace this is especially nice for Katanga area.
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