Cobaltoan Dolomite with Calcite and Malachite
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
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.