Collector’s Piece: Cobaltoan Calcite with Malachite and Quartz from Musonoi Mine
Dimension: 8.5cm x 5.2cm x 3.7cm
Locality: Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine), Kolwezi, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
This is a very rare and sparkly combination of Musonoi Mine specimen that displays striking vivid hot pink color. Highly crystalized Cobaltoan Calcite aesthetically scattered on the limestone matrix, they are exceedingly sparkly that is translucent and scintillates with any ambient light! The highlight of the piece is the Calcite “crowning” of the Quartz points which is a distinct attribute and a very rare mineral formation. We have seen hundreds of Cobatoan Calcite specimens for years but this one is just special amongst them for the mineral combinations, color contrasts and overall look. Rounded and spherical Malachite nicely decorated the piece in places for added aesthetics. The sparkle, the splash and the colors make this Cobaltoan Calcite from Congo a true grandstander and winning display piece! Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.