Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm
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
Cornetite is a rare, hydrated copper phosphate. This very showy, vuggy specimen is very richly covered with scintillating, vivid blue cornetite micro-botryoids and is nicely accented with malachite on a gossan matrix. A striking and beautiful specimen. This fine piece is from the Type Locality - the L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo). Ex. John Sobolewski Collection.