Dims: 1.8" x 1.8" x 1.6"(4.6 x 4.6 x 4.1)
Wt: 3.14 oz.(89.2 g)
Musonoie Mine, Kolwezi, Zaire
Wedged into a crevice in the host rock of this specimen lies a crust made up of hundreds of tightly-packed Torbernite crystals. They have a deep green color, pearly luster, and are transparent, likely due to the thinness of the thin, square, tabular crystal form in which they occur. None of the tablets are very large, but there are a few edges of crystals that measure up to 0.2"(5 mm) in length. There is a considerable amount of damage to the cluster, but most of the crystals are intact. The host is quite grainy, and looks like some type of sandstone. There are traces of the green mineral all over the specimen, and it probably pervades the entire specimen.