On June 23 arrived directly from Africa.
Malachite with CHRYSOKOLL from the RUASHI MINE in LUBUMBASHI – Congo
It has become very difficult to get mineral specimens from the Congo in recent years. European traders who wanted to buy directly in the Congo tell horror stories about the conditions, military and police terror and total moon prices. The locals in Elisabethville charge 1,000 dollars for a hand-sized malachite specimen!
We get malachite from a South African company that operates three mines in the Congo and also sells us steps at a realistic price.
This great piece is a so-called BOTROIDAL (-traubig) malachite with a beautiful light blue CHRYSOKOLL.
Weight: 380 g Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 5 cm
SOME FURTHER STEPS and POLISHED PIECES as well as hand-carved ELEPHANTS and LIONS made of malachite will be presented here in the next few days.