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English: Malachite, Quartz, Shattuckite
Locality: Otjikotu, Kaokoveld, Kunene, Namibia
Size: small cabinet, 6.5 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm
Shattuckite on Malachite on Shattuckite-included Quartz
One of a very few specimens we have from a special pocket Charlie said was found about 3 years ago, this piece glows with more intense color in person. It features radial rosettes of shattuckite, itself a rare mineral. These are perched on top of extremely lustrous crystals of primary malachite to about 1 inch (i.e. malachite formed first as a large crystal rather than as a replacement of previous azurite as you normally see from Tsumeb or Bisbee...and quite rare in such size and quality). These alone would comand a pretty good price in such a miniature, with malachite of this quality. However, to cap it off, the malachite sets atop a rolling matrix of INTENSE BLUE quartz crystals, colored by shattuckite inclusions. Then, those quartzes site atop a thick layer of shattuckite on matrix...its just an incredible combination. In person, its more 3-dimensional as well.
Deutsch: Malachit, Quarz, Shattuckit
Größe: 6.5 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm
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