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Kolwezite is a copper cobalt carbonate, related to malachite and rosasite. Deliens & Piret (1980) named the mineral for Kolwezi, a town nearby the type locality. Perchiazza & Merlino (2006) showed the cobalt and copper occupy separate sites in the crystal structure, and thusly revising the species formula.

Velvety kolwezite mostly covers a matrix of pink crystallized calcite. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $125

Item code: MS1897

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