Description

    Malachite
    Katanga Copper Crescent
    Katanga (Shaba)
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

    This bubbly green confection features numerous botryoidal growths of a bright green hue, with subtle luster that is between matte and druzy. The botryoids range in size from tiny to sizable, and they are draped all over a fragmented Gossan matrix. There are a couple of very small "scuffs;" otherwise, the piece is in excellent condition, approaching pristine. This specimen, exceptional in both form and color, comes with a custom acrylic base for maximum presentation impact.
    Overall Measurements: 10.0 x 5.8 x 3.8 inches (25.4 x 14.6 x 9.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Western Minerals [Hoppel #D0335]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
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