Cuprosklodowskite: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo

$6,000.00

Cuprosklodowskite: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo

$6,000.00

1 in stock

Description

Species: Cuprosklodowskite, Sklodowskite, Torbernite, Malachite

Locality: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions: 12.5 x 8.5 x 5.3 cm.

This is a superb large cabinet-size specimen of the rare and colorful copper uranium silicate mineral cuprosklodowskite featuring a complete geode-like pocket of vivid-green needles to ~1.5 cm in torbernite/sklodowskite matrix. A choice large example of this rare and beautiful mineral from the classic locality for the species! These are getting VERY hard to find in this size and quality range, and cuprosklodowskite specimens of this quality have not been found in 25+ years. Ex. Lawrence Conklin Fine Minerals. Mark Cross photo. Rare!!