Cuprite and Malachite on Plancheite
Miniature, 4.2 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm
Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
A super-sharp, blood-red Cuprite crystal, sitting aesthetically on powder-blue Plancheite-covered matrix, highlights this excellent and showy specimen. The 1 cm (tip to tip) Cuprite octahedron is razor sharp, and blood red when backlit well. It is complemented nicely by a 1.6 cm tuft of Malachite. Interestingly, there appears to be a much larger, Plancheite-covered Cuprite octahedron mostly hidden just below the Malachite. A dramatic and artistic specimen.