This piece features a 2.0 cm cluster of beautiful sharp, lustrous, deep blue azurite crystals at the top of a matrix comprised mostly of azurite crystals, with minor green malachite. In excellent condition – minor edge rubs visible with magnification. An aesthetic specimen!
About These Azurites
Although the copper deposits of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been famous for a long time, excellent crystallized azurite specimens are uncommon from the DRC (and have often been quite expensive). This lot is from a new find at Kibwi, located approximately 70 km northeast of Lubumbashi on the road to Likasi in Katanga.