Azure Blue Congo Shattuckite Polished Freeform - 110mm, 278g
Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo Size – 110 x 63 x 28mm Weight – 278g
This shattuckite freeform features dramatic, deep azure blue tones throughout with hints of forest green malachite, powder blue chrysocolla, dark, black-brown cuprite and rare, gemmy emerald green dioptase. It has been creatively shaped to a unique and sculptural 'arrowhead' like form and polished to a nice shine, making for stunning natural decor or artistic inspiration. Shattuckite is a rare and desirable mineral and this exceptional piece makes a perfect addition to any crystal collection.
Shattuckite is a rare copper mineral that is highly regarded for its vivid blue colouration. It is a pseudomorph, formed by altering existing minerals such as quartz, malachite, cuprite and dioptase, and in many specimens of shattuckite some of the original minerals can still be seen making for an attractive multicoloured stone. It takes many forms, occurring as radiating, botryoidal, globular, reniform, or stalactitic crystals. It was first discovered in 1915 in the Shattuck mine in Arizona, after which it was named. Some of the worlds finest Shattuckite specimens are found in the copper mines of the Kaokoveld District, Kunene Region, Namibia, though other notable localities include Arizona and the Congo.