Cuprosklodowskite, Malachite: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Mutshatsha, Lualaba, DR Congo

$275.00

Cuprosklodowskite, Malachite: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Mutshatsha, Lualaba, DR Congo

$275.00

1 in stock

SKU: 136t Category:

Description

Species: Cuprosklodowskite, Malachite

Locality: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Mutshatsha, Lualaba, DR Congo

Size: 10.9 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm. (~328 grams)

Ex. Henri Vandormael Collection

Very nice large, fairly affordable but showy (and fairly rich!) cuprosklodowskite specimen with malachite on digenite/malachite matrix from the famous Musonoi mine. This is a great specimen for this rare uranium species, from the noted collection of Henri Vandormael, former mine geologist at the Musonoi mine and other Congolese mines for the Union Miniere Haut Katanga (UMHK) company in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. This was later in the collection of noted uranium mineral specialist Eric Quinter. Rare!