Collector's Piece: Malachite and Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine
Dimension: 7.3cm x 4.9cm x 0.6cm
Locality: L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Do not be surprised – this is certainly NOT man-made!! It truly is a complete naturally formed, rare botryoidal occurrence of Malachite and Chrysocolla intermixed came out of the world-renowned L’Etoile du Congo Mine in extremely small, limited quantities. I am sure most of the connoisseur mineral collectors would know how rare this species is and how sought-after they are in the mineral world, for the obvious reason of its great beauty! Acquired in 2015, it is really difficult to find a beautiful and rare specimen like this where the colorations and patterns are so perfectly matched! The striking, perfectly formed Malachite “bulleyes” and eye-catching turquoise blue bands of Chrysocolla are in a gorgeous balance. The natural vitreous luster that is so plastic and pretty you can hardly believe it is real, but it is! I only have 2 pieces to share and this is the last piece left. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.