I’ve made no secret of my belief that excellent black crystals are very cool. But colour is great too, and the latest update has lots! The new DR Congo Update (click here) features some amazing hues of pink in beautiful specimens of cobaltoan dolomite from Katanga, some of which have green malachite in association. The update also includes a specimen with exquisite twinned calcite crystals from Mashamba West.
Malachiteon dolomite, var. cobaltoan dolomite, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo – field of view 2.4 cm
Calcite twins on chrysocolla, Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 4.1 cm