Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo Size – 104 x 55 x 23mm Weight – 142g
This shattuckite freeform features exquisite pastel blue colour throughout with tones of clay red cuprite and deep navy azurite and spectacular patches of shiny, icy white quartz in mottled, speckled and 'crackled' patterns. It has been creatively shaped to a unique, long 'wavy' 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.