2.2" Neon Turquoise CHRYSOCOLLA Crystals Pseudo Malachite/Azurite Congo for sale

Product Code: EB0316AJOPS4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Size 2.2" x 2.0" x 1.5"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

Here is a superb and brightly colorful specimen from the new find of chrysocolla at the Luputo Mine in the D.R.Congo. The crystals, which are small needles, are complete and undamaged on this brightly colorful piece. They have grown as encrustration pseudomorphs over and around complete crystals of azurite which have been replaced molecule-by-molecule by malachite. In a few sparse spots there are malachite crystals which have grown on top of the ajoite, making this a triple pseudomorph. The backstory is that during the 2016 Tucson Show, this material was thought to be ajoite, but both raman and chemical testing conclusively prove that is chrysocolla.