Becquerelite With Masuyite, Fourmarierite and Uranophane
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Central area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (TYPE LOCALITY for 3 species)
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.8 x 3.1 cm
This large, rich specimen has THREE species for which this is the type locality: Masuyite (in red spherical aggregates), Fourmarierite (dark red/umber crystals underlaying the BQ and embedded in the matrix), and superb, large sprays of Becquerelite with crystals to a whopping 5mm. The matrix is uraninite. Many are freestanding! In person, this is a beautiful specimen worthy of a display shelf, but its also an important combinatorial piece.