Vandenbrandeite on Cuprosklodowskite
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Cabinet, 12.2 x 8.2 x 6.1 cm
Vandenbrandeite usually occurs as microcrystalline druses, but here we have a large cluster measuring approx 1.7 x 1.5 cm, with eye-visible crystals to 6 or 7 mm in size in a rich aggregate. The association on the bright neon-green Cuprosklodowskite is gorgeous. A significant concentration of this rarity, and beautiful as a specimen overall.