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Malachite & Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lumbumbashi, D.R. Congo (No.74)

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Malachite & Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lumbumbashi, D.R. Congo (No.74)Malachite & Chrysocolla
from Kalukuluku Mine, Lumbumbashi, D.R. Congo

Measurements Approx.
Height - 7.5 cm
Width - 6 cm
Length - 19.5 cm



Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate, most frequently the colour is green, blue or blue-green, though impurities can darken it to brown or black. itís crystal system is amorphous, and it occurs mostly in closely packed aggregates, and sometimes in botryoidal, stalactite, fibrous or earthy forms. Chrysocolla is frequently found in oxidised copper deposits, often in association with Malachite and Azurite. Some Chrysocolla stones also contain Cuprite and these combination stones have their own unique blend of energies. Chrysocolla deposits have been found in Chile, Zaire, Russia and the USA.


  

This piece as an outer layer that is a mix of Chrysocolla and Malachite with a botryoidal layer of Malachite underneath.

  

  

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. This opaque, green banded mineral crystallises in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and spaces, deep underground, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation.


  

  

  



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