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, 7.8 x 6.2 x 3.8 cm
Cornetites are always difficult to obtain. They seem to trickle out only in small batches (mostly from this locality), and are bought up quickly, due both to the difficulty of getting them and their unique beauty: an intense blue-green color. Sometimes, as here, there is also a sprinkling of microcrystals of malachite.