Shattuckite Pseudo After Cuprite
Shattuckite is normally found as crusts or small acicular radiating sprays. Apparently in the early 1980s they found a pocket of these amazing pseudomorphs after Cuprite. To find such a large Shattuckite in the form of a pseudomorph, or in any form for that matter, is truly extraordinary. The waxy luster and the strong blue color are very attractive, and the well-terminated faces show nicely in front. Really quite a remarkable specimen. Ex. Wendell E. Wilson Collection.
M'sesa deposit, Kambove, Central area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
1.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.