Crystals of pale green translucent baryte (or barite) and gem associated with green malachite in spherules.
The green hue of the barite is due to inclusions of malachite (a copper carbonate). We also note the presence of gangue and iron and manganese oxides on the surface and in inclusions in the piece.
A brilliant and flawless specimen, quite airy.
This crystal was collected at the Shangulowe mine in Kambove, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This copper and cobalt deposit has provided the best baryte specimens in the Congo.
This specimen is from the collection of R. Hubin of Neupré, Belgium.
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