S17918 - Calcite with Malachite - $8500
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Overall Size: 8.5 x 4.5 cm
There is just no comparison I know of that even approaches THE spot for cobalt-rich calcite, in every respect, even with its closest contender Morocco. The attraction in this specimen is mostly due to aesthetically lined pink calcites piled over lush green malachite. The association is gorgeous Mashamba material, not to be confused with intense but common rhombohedral pink dolomite. This cluster is pristine without dissolution. Ex. Alessandro Matteucci collection