Heterogenite w/ Chrysocolla

L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
7.0 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Clusters of lustrous, black bubby heterogenite botryoids, a rare Co-oxide, compose all sides this solid sculptural triangular small cabinet. Turquoise-blue and green chrysocolla richly peppered about on all sides are a fine contrast and typical accessory. Complete all-around and in great shape, with only minimal, mostly out-of-sight bruising. This famous and abandoned copper mine, intermittently worked by locals for specimens, has easily produced the finest examples of the species. Valued at $400 by the former dealer.