Hemimorphite (fine blue color) with Veszelyite (2020 discovery)

M'Fouati Mine, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
Cabinet, 11.8 x 8.5 x 7.3 cm
Start Time: 01/20/2022 9:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/27/2022 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Over the years, there have been a few important discoveries of attractive blue Hemimorphite from a few localities in the renowned copper deposits in Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville). In May of 2020 we picked up a small but good quality parcel of new material from the M'Fouati Mine. These new specimens have excellent color and the vast majority are good sized display specimens. This cabinet sized piece features a coverage of beautiful sky blue colored botryoidal Hemimorphite on the top/display side of the specimen along with some TINY dark blue crystals of the rare copper zinc phosphate, Veszelyite! You need a loupe to see those little crystals, but I was able to find them fairly easily. A very attractive and fine quality example of these beautiful new specimens. This is almost certainly copper-bearing material, and it shows slight translucency when backlit.