Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
10.23 x 3.14 x 1.96 inches (26 x 8 x 5 cm)
This is a major specimen from a significant locality with unique characteristics. This piece, over 10 inches (25.4 cm) in overall size, has a beautiful contrast of dark green and sky blue with primary Malachite in an array of "needlelike" clusters inter-grown over a landscape of Chrysocolla. It has a nice intersection of two interconnecting "vugs" forming the spectacular association. The rare example of primary Malachite, that was never an alteration of Azurite, comes from only two mines, including this from the Mashamba West.
Estimate: $2,000 - up.
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