Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo Size – 52 x 41 x 36mm Weight – 92g
This shattuckite freeform features exquisite teal green and powder blue speckling patterns with silvery metallic material throughout the piece. It has a unique, 'bumpy' feel due to the variation in mineral hardness within the stone, yet is nicely polished and shaped to a unique form. Shattuckite is a rare and desirable mineral and makes a prized 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.