Kasolite, Torbernite, Malachite
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
A STRIKING and very rich kasolite and torbernite specimen from the famous Musonoi Mine of Zaire. Kasolite is RARE oxidation product of uraninite and this very SHOWY specimen is richly sprinkled with discrete crystals and clusters of radial, yellow-orange kasolite crystals with GEMMY, dayglow-green, torbernite plates on a sharply contrasting malachite-rich matrix. Indeed, a colorful and striking visual specimen. These are classic for the species, hard to obtain today. Ex. Bob Byers collection.