Cornetite, Malachite
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
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
Cornetite is a rare, hydrated copper phosphate. This very showy and excellent specimen is covered on both sides with SCINTILLATING, two-toned blue cornetite and is nicely accented with malachite on a gossan matrix. A striking and beautiful specimen. This fine piece is from the Type Locality - the Star of Congo Mine in Zaire.