Quartz, Chrysocolla, Heterogenite
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
Cabinet, 14.0 x 7.3 x 6.0 cm
A delightful and eye-catching, 3-sided, wedge-shaped, cabinet specimen from the Star of the Congo Mine. This quartz on chrysocolla is nothing short of terrific. The combination of multiple shades of gemmy chrysocolla, from sky blue to blue-green, coated with sparkly drusy quartz, creates a wonderful aesthetic appeal. All sides of the matrix have lustrous, "wet-look," navy-blue to black, heterogenite botryoids beautifully complimenting the chrysocolla. Ex. Wesley Stark Collection.