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    CHRYSOCOLLA
    Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
    While literally tons of Copper minerals have come from the Katanga Copper Crescent in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaïre, only a very small percentage could be considered to be fine mineral specimens. This specimen from the Mashamba West Mine is indeed just that, attested by the fact that it was in the collection of well-known mineral dealer and collector, Herb Obodda. This botryoidal group of intermingled Chrysocolla and Malachite is in excellent condition: quite clean and free from damage. Unusual in that some areas of the blue Chrysocolla actually have a very rare violet tinge: its surface is quite lustrous with a sparkling druzy appearance and it is accented by bright green, scintillating Malachite. In excellent condition, it measures 6 x 4 x 3¼ inches (15 x 10 x 8 cm) and has a custom labeled base.

    Provenance: ex. Herb Obodda Collection


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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