Cobaltoan Calcite with Malachite (John Fender Coll.)

Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. Congo
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.2 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Shocking, lustrous, neon-pink cobaltoan calcite rhombs richly cover matrix on this showy and excellent specimen from recent finds at the well-known Mashamba West Mine of Zaire. The crystals just have this amazing saturation of color. The crystals reach about 6 mm and are nicely accented by a bit of malachite. The bit of bruising is noted, but is a modest detraction to this striking piece. I have NOT seen many of these around in this intensity and quality, so if you''re into color, here''s something you would love! Ex John Fender Collection # 360. Valued $950

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