Blue & Green Congo Shattuckite Polished Freeform - 104mm, 177g
Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo Size – 104 x 100 x 25mm Weight – 177g
This shattuckite freeform features spectacular, vivid colours ranging from deep navy azurite through forest green malachite and bright, pastel blue chrysocolla with hints of clay brown cuprite and shiny quartz patches in exquisite mottled, speckled paintily patterns. It has been creatively shaped to a unique and sculptural 'star' like form and polished to a nice shine, making for stunning natural decor or artistic inspiration. Shattuckite is a rare and desirable mineral and 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.