Baryte and Malachite from the Shangulowe Mine

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SKU: S031

A Rare Gemstone Duo: Miniature Size Baryte and Malachite from the Shangulowe Mine

 Size:  47mm x 41mm x 36mm Approximately
Weight:  67 gram
Origin:  Shangulowe Mine, Democratic of Congo

This stunning specimen features a captivating combination of two minerals: baryte and malachite, both formed in the Shangulowe Mine of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Baryte: Also known as barite, this barium sulfate mineral boasts a vitreous luster and typically forms colorless or white crystals. In this unique specimen, inclusions of malachite lend the baryte crystals a captivating green hue.
  • Malachite: A copper carbonate hydroxide, malachite is prized for its deep green color and radiating, botryoidal formations. Here, malachite forms the matrix, accenting the baryte crystals with its emerald vibrancy.

The formation of this combined specimen is a testament to the fascinating geological processes that occur deep within the Earth. Hydrothermal fluids, carrying dissolved minerals, circulate through rock fractures. As conditions change, these fluids can deposit minerals like baryte and malachite, creating this unique aesthetic combination.

This particular find from the Shangulowe Mine is a relatively new discovery.  This exceptional specimen is not only a breathtaking conversation starter but also a valuable addition to any mineral collection. It represents the convergence of two distinct minerals and offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of mineral formation.

Don't miss this opportunity to add a truly one-of-a-kind mineral specimen to your collection!

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