Chrysocolla, Heterogenite & Copper mineral Mix – Star of the Congo



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This chrysocolla, heterogenite copper mineral mix is from the Star of the Congo Mine, or L’Etoile du Congo mine, in Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.This mine is worked by the local population for the recovery of mineral specimens for collectors. There are eleven different minerals at the mine and this specimen presents several including; chrysocolla – containing the elements Cu, Al, H, Si and O, cornetite – containing the elements Cu, Po, O and H, heterogenite – containing the elements Co, O and H, and malachite which contains Cu, C, O, and H. This specimen measures 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches or 185 x 122 x122 mm.


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Weight65 oz

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