Shattuckite psm. Dioptase psm. Calcite
Tantara Mine, Democratic Republic of Congo
Calcite, Dioptase, Shattuckite
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga , Democratic Republic of Congo
An absolutely stunning, multiple stage pseudomorph of shattuckite after dioptase after calcite from the Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo! This specimen is from a recent pocket that was hit in November of 2015 and features sharp pseudomorphs on a martix of chrysocolla. Some primary dioptase crystals can be seen near the bottom that did not alter to shattuckite. The contrast of color in this piece is outrageous: the many hues of blue and green are simple stunning. A superb miniature of this rare material!