Barite on Malachite
Shangulowe Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.7 x 3.1 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
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.