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

$140.00

SOLD

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

$140.00

SOLD

SKU: 136a Category:

Description

Species: Metatorbernite, Malachite

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

Size: 11.8 x 5.2 x 8.6 cm. (~640 grams)

Ex. Henri Vandormael Collection

A gorgeous large, inexpensive specimen of well-formed emerald green metatorbernite crystals on dark green malachite and minor yellow uranophane matrix from the famous Musonoi 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.