Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
Ex. Richard Rossi
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Metatorbernite specimens from the Musonoi Mine are classics from the heyday of uranium mining at this famous deposit, when specimens came out mainly through Belgian exploration geologists and dealers in the 1950s-1970s. Brilliant, emerald green, bladed crystals, to 1.5 cm on edge are clustered on the top of the contrasting gray matrix on this piece. It is a gorgeous specimen with unusual poise and separation to the crystals, and top luster and color saturation. This is from the best pocket of the material (early 1970s?) which they called 'Green Wulfenites' for the windowpane look and super sparkle...and the crystals are also translucent along the edges too! They simply do not make Metatorbernite specimens like this anymore from anywhere! A stunning specimen, well displayable in the size category, that could sit next to fancy gem crystals and other species quite nicely as it sits up proudly on matrix. Very minor damage, just a few dings, and otherwise complete 360 all around. Pictured on the cover of the October 2022 issue of Rock & Gem magazine.