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ST198 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 750 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 15.5 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198e.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198f.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198g.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST198h.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The large central crystal group is partially etched and reveals alternating layers of varying intensities of pink coloration. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


C625 - Cuprite on Copper $ 280
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625d.jpg]

Large arborescent group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


ST223 - Azurite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223c.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, prismatic crystals of Azurite. The Azurite crystals have great luster and the largest is approximately 2cm tall. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!


ST209 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST209a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST209b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST209c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST209d.jpg]

Coating of bright green Malachite over vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Malachite coats the left side with the right side all Cobaltian Calcite. The area of Cobaltian Calcite includes larger more deeply colored crystals atop a druse of smaller crystals. A very colorful specimen.


ST230 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST230a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST230b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST230c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST230d.jpg]

Dark green Kolwezite with rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. There are also areas of velvety, bright green Malachite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful combination specimen of two desireable species together.


SM554 - Carrolite $ 200
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554c.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.3cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


ST211 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 90 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST211a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST211c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST211d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST211e.jpg]

Vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite crystals covering both sides of matrix. Colorful specimen of beautiful translucent pink crystals.


ST200 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The main Kolwezite is a superb hemispherical group 1.1 cm wide and perfectly centered in the Cobaltian Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST216 - Azurite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216c.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of large, prismatic crystals of Azurite. The Azurite crystals have great luster and the largest has an unusual stepped termination. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!


ST215 - Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215a.jpg] Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215c.jpg] Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215d.jpg]

Dark olive green crystals of Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite has rhombic form and are possibly pseudomorphs after Calcite or Dolomite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


ST204 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 20 x 13 x 5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204f.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204i.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204j.jpg]

Large specimen of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) that displays well on both sides. The front side has large crystals to 3cm in size and a very deep pink, almost purple coloration. The backside has areas of green Malachite and black Heterogenite. A beautiful large display piece that will add lots of color to a case of minerals.


ST205 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205e.jpg]

Crystals of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite on matrix. The specimen has a mixture of smaller, lighter pink crystals and larger rhombic crystals to 6mm with a deeper pink coloration.


ST206 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 750
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 15.5 x 14 x 5 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206e.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206f.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite is partially coated by bright green Malachite in areas. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. Highly colorful and beautiful large display piece.


ST208 - Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST208a.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST208b.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST208c.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST208d.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST208e.jpg]

Black botryoidal Heterogenite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite.


ST197 - Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST197a.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST197c.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST197d.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST197e.jpg]

Black Heterogenite atop crystals of pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Good larger crystals on fronth with drusy pink Cobaltian Calcite on the sides and back too.

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