||Malachite (fibrous primary crystals)
Katanga, Central Area, Katanga Copper zone
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8.5 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
A fine, fibrous crystallized primary malachite from the prolific mines of Katanga. Excellent color, satin sheen and luster, no damage. Malachite crystals over 3 CM abound. The recent finds of this material have been well appreciated, affordable and very attractive. Not all fine minerals are expensive!