The collection / Minerals from DRC

Cuprite On Malachite

Size: 13.2 cm

Location: Mashamba West mine,Kolwezi District, Katanga,Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Description: From 1983 to 1991 the Mashamba West mine (opened in 1978) produced world-class specimens of bright red octahedral cuprite as well as acicular to velvety malachite and cobalt-rich pink calcite. A total of about 100 top-quality specimens were found. The specimen shown here was probably recovered between 1983 and 1987.