Shattuckite (2014 find)

Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
4.7 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
Start Time: 02/06/2020 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/20/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Phib1993

Item Description

Intergrown pretty baby-blue botryoids of soft to the touch shattuckite form an exotic, sculptural miniature specimen from a limited 2014 find at this less well-known extinct open pit copper mine, worked occasionally for specimens. The back shows, that this is a solid crust of shattuckite, a rare Cu-silicate. The artistic form of this piece is remarkable and is certainly one of the finer examples in the small lot we recently received. Valued at $400 by the former dealer and worth it.