Plancheite, Cuprite
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm
M'sesa deposit, Kambove, Central area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
A showy and excellent thumbnail of lustrous, stacked, pastel-green to blue plancheite pseudomorphing sharp cuprite crystals from the less well-known M'sesa deposit of Zaire. This open-pit mine closed in the 1970s, so this is old and choice material, seldom available. Ex. Dick Jones Collection.