Cuprite, Malachite, Chrysocolla
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Western area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm
This fine specimen features a very sharp, 0.5-cm crystal of cuprite from the premier locality in Congo. The deep red, razor-sharp crystal is surrounded by a field of chunky little deep green malachites surrounded by light green chrysocolla - a panoply of copper minerals in one specimen.