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RM586   Hemimorphite with cerussite

Kimbedi, Mindouli, Pool, Congo, Republic of

A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2013. Globular aggregates of tabular hemimorphite crystals showing an intense blue color and good luster. This blue color is unusual for the species and in relatively few deposits can be observed, it is usually colorless. The specimen is peppered by groups of very sharp cerussite crystals with good brilliance, some of them partially covered bay a black microcrystals, showing prismatic crystals and cyclic twins. The sample is from a recent find at the Kimbedi copper mining area in the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville.


Size: 7,7 x 5,3 x 2,5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 6 mm (aggr.).
Found in 06/2013.

 

RM587   Hemimorphite with cerussite

Kimbedi, Mindouli, Pool, Congo, Republic of

A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2013. Globular aggregates of tabular hemimorphite crystals showing an intense blue color and good luster. This blue color is unusual for the species and in relatively few deposits can be observed, it is usually colorless. The specimen is peppered by groups of very sharp cerussite crystals with good brilliance, some of them partially covered bay a black microcrystals, showing prismatic crystals and cyclic twins. From a recent find at the Kimbedi copper mining area in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville).


Size: 8,0 x 6,0 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm (aggr.).
Found in 06/2013.

 
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