Chysocolla and malachite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Star of Congo Mine, near Lubumbashi (formerly Elizabethville), Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo  <br /><br />2 7/8" across <br /><br />This specimen consist of botryoidal, aqua-blue chrysocolla with botryoidal, chatoyent malachite on matrix. <br /><br />Star of Congo Mine was a major producer of mineral specimens prior to around 2001.  This piece was bought during a visit to the Congo in late 2009. Although chrysocolla from this mine is not uncommon, this one is particularly esthetic.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia </p>
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