Carrollite and Dioptase from the Congo


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AF528 - Dioptase $ 475 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af528a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af528b.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af528c.jpg]

Large Dioptase specimen with the deep green crystals typical for this mine. The specimen is comprised entirely of solid Dioptase, having formed within Chrysocolla which is now gone, leaving a very 3-dimensional specimen, different than the typical Dioptase specimen.


AF529 - Carrollite $ 250
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529b.jpg]

Cluster of 5 mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals, and one Chalcopyrite crystal, in a cluster on white Calcite. Largest crystal is 1.1 cm wide.


AF530 - Dioptase $ 150 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af530a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af530b.jpg]

Deep green Dioptase crystals. This specimen is solid Dioptase with a thin coating of Chrysocolla on back.


AF531 - Carrollite $ 400
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531c.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen composed of mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals atop a thin rhombic Calcite crystal. Crystals are octahedral in shape with the largest crystal 1.5 cm wide.


AF532 - Dioptase $ 450 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 5 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af532a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af532b.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af532c.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af532d.jpg]

Large Dioptase specimen with some of the crystals coated with a grey secondary mineral. Other than the grey mineral, this is a heavy specimen of nothing but solid Dioptase, the most Dioptase in one specimen I've ever held in my hand. Additionally, the crystals are big reaching 1.8cm in length, and the specimen is nearly a complete floater with just on area of contact on the backside. An oblong egg shaped piece with a central crystal lined cavity.


AF533 - Carrollite $ 290
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533c.jpg]

Classic Carrollite with a perfectly placed 1.1 cm crystal in white Calcite.


AF535 - Carrollite $ 200 SOLD
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af535a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af535b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af535c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous pair of Carrollite crystals with especially smooth faces devoid of striations. This is a floater with the backside having a satiny, irregular surface but covered by small crystal faces.


AF547 - Carrollite $ 280 SOLD
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af547a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af547b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af547c.jpg]

Large single Carrollite crystal with tiny chalcopyrite crystals grown on a couple of the faces.


AF548 - Dioptase SOLD
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af548a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af548b.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af548c.jpg]

Large Dioptase crystals lining a vug in a hard brown rock matrix. It's hard to capture the great color and luster of these specimens, but I assure you this is better in person than the photos portray.  The brown matirx is unusual and provides great contrast for the emerald green Dioptase crystals.  Valued at $350.


AF549 - Dioptase $ 220 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af549a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af549b.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af549c.jpg]

Matrixless, mound shaped cluster of deep green Dioptase crystals. Nothing but solid Dioptase except the tiniest amounts of Quartz and Chrysocolla.


AF550 - Carrollite $ 200
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail with a 1.4cm Carrollite crystal perched atop smaller Carrollite and chalcopyrite crystals.



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