Mountain Hollow Crystals
Natural Druze Kolwezite
Kolwezite comes from DR Congo. This piece contains an overlay of druze Quartz and the Kolwezite is atop a bed of malachite.
measures 1.75” x 1.25” and weighs 3.4oz (34g)
Kolwezite is a rare mineral that is a similar mineral to the much more common Malachite's. Kolwezite contains a significant percentage of cobalt in place of some of the copper in malachite.
It’s commonly associated with malachite, siderite, cobaltian calcite and sphaerocobaltite.
It is named for the famous mines at Kolwezi, Shaba, Zaire from where it was first discovered