Shattuckite – Velvet Crystals from the Kaokoveld Plateau


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These shattuckite crystals are from the Kaokoveld Plateau in the Kunene Region of Namibia. The plateau encompasses over a dozen mines and diggings. The exact provenance of most species are vague rather than exact. The area contains thirty eight different minerals including shattuckite. It is a silicate that contains the elements Cu, Si, O and H. This specimen consists of breccia quartz matrix that hosts a thick carpet of fibrous shattuckite crystals with minor chrysocolla and malachite. It has a small crystal lined geode type formation on one side. This piece measures 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 7/8 inches or 35 x 28 x 22 mm.

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Weight4 oz