Dims: 1.7x1.8x1.0" (4.4x4.5x2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.70 oz. (48 g)
Musonoi Mine, Katanga Proirng, Congo
This is a beautiful specimen of cuprosklowdowskite, showing the bright green color and radiating acicular crystals of the species. Under a loupe, the individual crystals are a transparent pale green that appears a dark green in the aggregate. The crystals are large enough to be visible to the naked eye. This specimen appears to have veins of cuprosklowdowskite running all the way through the specimen, so there is a lot of it here. This specimen is consequently very radioactive, and should be stored under glass and/or a plastic dome (which will easily stop the alpha particle radiation), and handling should be minimized.