Collector's Piece: Botryoidal Malachite from L'Etoile du Congo Mine
Dimension: 13cm x 8.4cm x 4cm
Locality: L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo Mine), Lubumbashi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
A large cabinet sized Botryoidal Malachite with a vivid deep green color. Its velvety silky surface attractively cover the sculptural curved vug on this showy and excellent specimen from this famous, extinct copper mine. Striking banding of the Malachite on the sides adds character to the piece.