Natural Rare Copper Phosphate Libethenite On Dolomite Clusters x 3 From Shituru, Congo

R 742.00 ZAR
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Natural Rare Copper Phosphate Libethenite On Dolomite Clusters x 3 From Shituru, Congo

R 742.00 ZAR

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General Description

Only a handful of these specimens come up once or maybe twice a year out of the Congo! Mostly small sized specimens having variable degrees of crystalline exposures sitting on a dolomitic like matrix. Generally Speaking - Libethenite is a rare Copper Phosphate hydroxide mineral. It forms striking, dark green orthorhombic crystals. It was discovered in 1823 in Ľubietová, Slovakia and is named after the German name of that locality (Libethen). It is a secondary Copper Phosphate mineral found in the oxidized zone of Copper ore deposits. The Phosphate is often derived from the weathering of Apatite and other rock-forming phosphates such as Monazite and Xenotime. This mineral is sporadically available from the Congo but is exceptionally rare and very collectible! Absolutely stunning orthombic crystal clusters. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Shituru, Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 69 - 188 mm | 2.7 - 7.4 inch
Net Weight = 1.6 Kg | 3.5 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch

Weight = 1.58 kg

SKU = A113762LIB

Currently 1 in stock.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Only a handful of these specimens come up once or maybe twice a year out of the Congo! Mostly small sized specimens having variable degrees of crystalline exposures sitting on a dolomitic like matrix. Generally Speaking - Libethenite is a rare Copper Phosphate hydroxide mineral. It forms striking, dark green orthorhombic crystals. It was discovered in 1823 in Ľubietová, Slovakia and is named after the German name of that locality (Libethen). It is a secondary Copper Phosphate mineral found in the oxidized zone of Copper ore deposits. The Phosphate is often derived from the weathering of Apatite and other rock-forming phosphates such as Monazite and Xenotime. This mineral is sporadically available from the Congo but is exceptionally rare and very collectible! Absolutely stunning orthombic crystal clusters. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Shituru, Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 69 - 188 mm | 2.7 - 7.4 inch
Net Weight = 1.6 Kg | 3.5 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch