This is a nice-sized specimen featuing two prominent stacks of sharp, lustrous azurite crytals. There is minor green malachite in association. In excellent condition – minor chipping at the far tip at the outer left edge and outer right edge of the piece; the lighter blue at the top of the large azurite cluster is not damage or rubbing, it is just the way it crystallized. An super azurite specimen (at a super price).
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.