An eye-catching complex cluster of very sharp crystal forms that show clearly the original shape of the Azurite crystals that were altered to Malachite and are now nearly all Chrysocolla. A few of the smaller crystals have broken section that show the core of unaltered Malachite. Other crystals are now hollow as well, reaching up to 3.2 CM long. Overall this is a delicate specimen that is very 3 dimensional and a choice cast form . One of the mineralogical discoveries that made big news about 2 years ago, these are now quite scarce on the market.
Bright sparkling blue Chrysocolla thumbnail with very pretty form. Druzy Chrysocolla is found sporadically in small amounts at just a handful of locations worldwide, and the electric color has made it highly desirable for lapidary as well as an esthetic, collectable mineral. The matrix of this piece is a solid dark gossan that has a scalloped surface. The Chrysocolla in this case is likely a pseudomorph of earlier Malachite crystals. Displays well with more impact that usual for the size.
Super bright color and sparkling luster, this has a tiny bit of Malachite remaining but most all is pure Chrysocolla. The Chrysocolla shows the elongated forms of primary Malachite crystals which it has replaced. The brilliant blue fingers on this piece are radiating outward from a Gossan matrix and are fully encased with clear, sparkling Quartz. Fine and delicate, in excellent condition and with strong display impact.
Brilliant blue sparkling Chrysocolla in balls covered with druzy Quartz on lighter matrix. Very esthetic and eyecatching, in undamaged condition as seen. From a find a few years ago in Namibia, this looks a lot like some Arizona Chrysocolla but is a more defined and brighter. very choice with strong visual impact.
Brilliant sparkling blue Chrysocolla overgrown by gem clear druzy Quartz. The Chrysocolla has replaced earlier acicular crystals of Malachite. The individual needles reach 1.5 CM A single broken needle off to the side seems to show a core of Dioptase but we are told these are in fact Malachite, the core area is rather gemmy and very bright. No matter what the original material this is very esthetic and totally different from any other Chrysocolla. An attractive, intriguing and unique Copper specimen!
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.
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.
Brilliant rich blue color, densely deposited crusts on matrix. The Chrysocolla is in the form of rounded tube like structures and plates. From J. Hyrsl minerals (Czech Republic) who ascribes the form to a pseudomorph of Atacamite. Very attractive deep color.