Congo Shattuckite and Malachite Polished Freeform - 55mm, 166g

Congo Shattuckite and Malachite Polished Freeform - 55mm, 166g

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Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo
Size – 55 x 55 x 34mm
Weight – 166g

This shattuckite freeform features various light aqua blue and steel grey in mottled patterns with deep velvet green conglomerate banded malachite. It has been expertly polished to a glossy lustre and has a unique shape.

About Shattuckite

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.