Malachite ps. after Barite
Shangulowe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
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Individual, prismatic crystals of barite, to 1.1 cm in length, on matrix, have been pseudomorphed (replaced) by grass green malachite. Another fine, rare specimen from this find of the late 1990s. I have not seen this quality since, and they seem fairly unique for overall quality and sharpness.