Collector’s Piece: Cobaltoan Calcite on Matrix from Musonoi Mine, DR Congo

Collector’s Piece: Cobaltoan Calcite on Matrix from Musonoi Mine, DR Congo

Dimension: 6.7cm x 4.4cm x 2cm

Weight: 66g

Locality: Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo

 

This is simply gorgeous, the intensely colored Calcites are some of the most highly crystalized which have a superb luster to the crystals.  Vivid pink rhombs of Cobaltoan Calcite covering the entire surface on the display side and are perfectly formed.  Several “chunks” of Colbaltoan Calcite aesthetically nestled in a “carpet” of glistening, tiny crystals of the same, they are visually contrastful.  It is hard to get such a fine Congo example nowadays for a reasonable price.  Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.

    $80.72Price