Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo
Size – 67mm
Weight – 435g
This shattuckite sphere displays intricate patterns in a variety of rich malachite green, bright chrysocolla powder blue and cuprite reddish-brown tones, to name a few. It has been expertly polished to a glossy lustre and perfectly shaped, ideal as an eye-catching natural decor piece. Shattuckite is a rare, especially in sphere form, and so this unique piece makes a unique addition to any crystal collection. This sphere will be sent with a wooden sphere stand as pictured.
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.