Shattuckite (Rare Crystals Ps. After Malachite)
Okenwasi Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 5.8 x 3.2 cm
A rare, crystallized shattuckite specimen! The crystals, here as replacements after malachite, are much more uncommonly seen from any deposit where this species is found, than druses and globular growths. The crystals, to 1 cm, form concentric circular clusters of spraying, elongated, acicular crystals. Associated with them are small bits of contrasting primary malachite crystals in a deep green color. A beautiful display piece of a rare habit for the species, which is seldom seen in crystals of this size.