Chrysocolla after Azurite Pseudomorph 3.27 Inch 38.23 Grams Specimen - Luputo, Dem. Rep. of Congo
Height: 83.06mm (3.27 in)
Width: 43.43mm (1.71 in)
Depth: 43.43mm (1.71 in)
Weight: 191.15 carats / 38.23 grams
This incredibly unusual material was discovered a few years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was originally thought to be a Chrysocolla Pseudomorph after either Barite or Selenite. There was quite a bit of controversy over the makeup of the delicate crystal exterior, many experts believing for a time that it was comprised of Ajoite, but it has since been determined that there is no Ajoite present, and that the Chrysocolla pseudomorph is actually after Azurite and not Barite.
Strikingly beautiful, notably rare, and possessing an interesting backstory, this specimen is a true collectors piece!
Origin is Luputo, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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