5.1" Sparkly Navy Blue CORNETITE Crystals w/Green MALACHITE D.R.Congo for sale

Product Code: EB0713CORN4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Katanga, Congo
Size 5.1" x 5.0" x 2.3"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen

CORNETITE has a rich, deep blue color, nice crystal form and an attractive sparkle, all the ingredients for a popular collection mineral. There are only a few mines where it is found in good crystals: the L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubamashi, Katanga Province, Congo, where this specimen came from, is well known for having produced many of the world's most excellent specimens. Cornetite's richly saturated azure blue color and botryoidal masses of crystals make it a very attractive and impressive mineral specimen. I acquired this very choice specimen at the Tucson Gem, Rock and Mineral Show from a wholesale dealer who had imported a whole pallet load from a recent find. I think this piece was the finest in the entire lot.