L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Southern area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo
Large Cabinet, 19.5 x 9.0 x 4.5 cm
A gorgeous large plate from a remarkable find of 1998-1999, that slowly leaks to market. This plate just glitters with almost electric deep blue color, of several hues, from the sparkling carpet of microcrystalline cornetite. It is much better in person, almost impossible to describe by photos! This is one of the finest large plates that would have come out. 19.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm