This specimen features a complex group of sub-parallel tabular azurite crystals perched on top of a base of jumbled azurites. Intense blue, with aesthetic, defined crystals with nice overall form. A small amount of malachite in association. In excellent condition – very minor chipping, not distracting as displayed. A beautiful DRC azurite!
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.