Locality – Democratic Republic of Congo Size – 66 x 54 x 33mm Weight – 107g
This shattuckite freeform features intricate, multicoloured mottled and line patterns in light sky blue, azure blue and greenish teal tones. It has been semi-polished to an unusual, artistic and slightly angled form with a naturally rough back on which it rests. 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.