The Democratic Republic of Congo, (Zaire)

 

 

     

                                                                                                                                                                  Malachite Stalactites

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is most noted for malachite.  A steady flow of this material is available with many mineral dealers, including us.  The stalactitic forms are especially desirable.

 

 

 

OKJ-826

OKJ-826      Dioptase      Congo, Africa.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A small single crystal of good color and form measuring 1.3 x .8 x .8 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-743

OKM-743    Cobaltocalcite    Kakanda Mine, Zaire, Africa. Ex. Eric Edey collection.  6.3 x 5.3 x 3 cm plate with platy crystals and druse.  No damage and fantastic color, of course.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-185

OKM-185      Malachite    RESERVED      Musonoi Mine, Shaba, Zaire. Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive, well crystallized, high luster stalactite measuring 5.2 cm in length.  It is on an acrylic base.  Light rub on back.  Displays damage free from any direction an back is even quit good!  $80 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-567

OKH-567    Malachite Stalactite    Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).  A single stalactite with well formed base and only minor backside contact to base.  7 x 4.3 x 3 cm.  If youíve always wanted one of these, this one is excellent having nice form, no damage and attractive color patterning.  Oh yes, priced well at only $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-403...True color.

OKJ-403    Malachite Stalactites    Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).   This specimen is a complete vug with stalactites to 5 cm each.  The piece measures 17.5 x 14 x 11 cm overall and has an opening 13 cm long and as deep.  Rich green color and nice sparkle to the specimen which is quite rare in this form.  One side is polished to show patterning.  The piece sits nicely for display.  Close-up photos are not true color and look bleached out.  A very impressive, damage free piece.  $675

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-674    Malachite    Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Shaba, Zaire.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection, circ. 1996.  Approximately a half dozen parallel growth stalactites to 8 cm each.  Piece measures 9.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm overall.  Fine color, no damage and very aesthetic.  A nice price for such a fine example.  $170

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-408

OKH-408    Diamond     Zaire, Africa.  This 1 cm silver colored crystal (partial crystal) fluoresces a bright yellow under short wave UV light.  It is 3.97 carats in weight.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-409

OKH-409    Diamond     Zaire, Africa.  A misshapen yellow crystal with no fluorescence that is 4.09 carats in weight and measures 1.1 cm overall.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-552

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OKH-552     Malachite Stalactite      Zaire, Congo.    Several intergrown stalactites that take on the appearance of the letter "H".  Light green color, smooth surface texture, and no damage.  7 x 6.5 cm with stalactites to 2.5 cm diameter.  Custom engraved acrylic base.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-553

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OKH-553     Malachite Stalactite      Zaire, Congo.   A bright green pair of stalactites in parallel growth.  Well developed growth rings on both.  One has a micro crystalline surface texture while the remainder of the specimen is smooth and slightly lighter in color.  10.2 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm.  No damage.  Custom engraved acrylic base.  $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-552

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OKH-552     Malachite Stalactite      Zaire, Congo.  Several intergrown, almost parallel stalactites of a rich green color make up this specimen.  The are rippled and taper in an attractive manner.  7.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm.  No damage.  Custom engraved acrylic base.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-492

OKF-492    Dioptase    Reneville, Congo    An average specimen with one good display face.  3.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm overall.  Sides and base are broken matrix, also dioptase, but display face isnít too bad.  40$

 

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