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T225 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225c.jpg]

Old Mashamba West specimen with the large sized Cobaltian Calcite crystals, formerly from Gilbert Gauthier stock. There is one damaged crystal on the bottom edge, otherwise all are perfect. There are small black inclusions in the crystals, each having one or two. Old, hard to find specimen.


ST194 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194f.jpg]

Bladed crystal groups of green Malachite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. There are smaller deep emerald green crystal groups atop the bladed Malachite.


T658 - Chalcocite $ 420 SOLD
Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2 cm


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Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658a.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658b.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658c.jpg]

Large, complete single crystal. Well crystallized on both sides and shows good iridescence. This is old material from the collection of longtime African dealer Rob Smith. If you search Mindat photos for the locality, all you will find are millimeter sized crystals.


ST191 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite one one side, and bright green Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite on the other side. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST192 - Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192d.jpg]

Unusual finger-like formations of pink Cobaltoan Calcite in a Quartz crystal lined vug. The individual crystal aggregates rach 8mm tall.


C588 - Carrollite $ 260
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.


ST189 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189d.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite forms a superb 'pinwheel' formation 1.3cm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


CT292 - Torbernite, Kasolite $ 90
Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292a.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292b.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292c.jpg]

Specimen of platy, vivid green crystals of Torbernite and yellow Kasolite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


ST202 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 6 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202e.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202f.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202h.jpg]

Dark green Kolwezite with rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The largest individual crystal is 1.8cm in size. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST188 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 500 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 5 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST188a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST188c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST188d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST188e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite and bright green Malachite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of multiple desireable species together.


SM251 - Carrollite $ 150
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals within and protruding from white Calcite crystals. Main crystal is 1.5cm in size. Other Carrollites and Chalcopyrite crystals present. The Calcite is very transluscent.


ST193 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST193a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST193c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST193d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST193e.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST193f.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


K737 - Torbernite $ 375
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


LL418 - Malachite $ 125
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of a Malachite stalactite with great color banding. Good polsih on both sides.


ST195 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The main Kolwezite is a superb hemispherical group 9mm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.

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