Kasolite, Vandenbrandeite, Cuprosklodowskite: Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo

$125.00

Kasolite, Vandenbrandeite, Cuprosklodowskite: Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo

$125.00

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SKU: 142b Category:

Description

Species: Kasolite, Vandenbrandeite, Cuprosklodowskite

Locality: Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo

Size: 3.1 x 1.8 x 3.7 cm. (~36 grams)

Ex. Henri Vandormael Collection

A fine example of crystallized Kasolite, Vandenbrandeite, Cuprosklodowskite crystals from the famous Mashamba, West mine, Kolwezi, DR Congo. 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. Good crystallized uranium minerals from Musonoi are very hard to come by these days and this is a great specimen with a superb provenance. Much better in person.