Dims: 3.4 x 1.4 x 0.4" (8.6 x 3.6 x 0.9 cm)
Wt: 1.4 oz. (40 g)
Likasi, Shaba Province, Zaire
Scores of clustered and individual Cornetite crystals rest on the shale base of this small cabinet specimen. They are in very good condition- damage is sparse- and do not generally exceed 0.1" (2 mm) in length. Due to a restrictive growing environment, their orthorhombic form is not very good. All have the deep aqua-blue color and vitreous luster that are common for Cornetite, and are likely translucent. A few veins of what appears to be turquoise or perhaps pseudomalachite. extend through the shale host rock.