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Cornetite Brochantite & Monazite


Cornetite Brochantite & Monazite

Ex Richard Braithwaite Collection, Ex Jon Gliddon

Description Tabs

Kansanshi Mine, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
4.1 × 9.4 × 2.1 cm

An oblong matrix with two faces showing interesting mineralisation:-

The main display shows patches of blue green and blue microcrystals of brochantite and cornetite respectively, also with green globular chrysocolla.

The side face shows a resinous brown deposit within which there are small brown hexagonal crystals of monazite (approx 1.5mm).

Interesting specimen believed to date back to the 1980s when Gliddon worked in Zambia.

Note this specimen has not been checked for Radioactivity - we are assuming it is therefore will require shipping as single tracked item, check shipping costs (below) before bidding.

Good - locality specimen
Main Display: 
Good - see description
Mineral Data
What's on the rock


Type Locality: 
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of the Congo Mine; Kalukuluku Mine), Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)...


Crystal System: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Mednorudyanskoye Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...


Group Parent: 
Monazite Group
Label Images - only: Cornetite Brochantite & Monazite

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