Shattuckite Freeform


Shattuckite Freeform, from Kimpese, DRC.
Size; 11cms x 8cm and 2.8cm deep.
Weight: 290gm,    Ref No 2009



Shattuckite Freeform 

This Shattuckite freeform is gorgeously tactile. It has a superb curved shape and a silky smooth polished surface. The turquoise blue colours are especially attractive, with lovely mottled grey patterns. This is a copper silicate mineral, with a high copper content giving it the superb colour.

Shattuckite is an unusual and comparatively rare mineral. One that was first discovered in 1915 in the USA by a W.T Schaller. This was at the Shattuck Copper Mine in Arizona, hence the name Shattuckite. It is often found together with Malachite and Chrysocolla, with the green and blue colours making a superb combination. This lovely, semi-precious stone comes from Kimpese, in the Katanga region of the DRC, Central Africa. Other countries that produce this mineral include Namibia, South Africa and Argentina. Specimens of this unusual mineral, are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.

Metaphysically, Shattuckite is a stone of communication that brings confidence and conviction. It is a powerful and spiritual stone, that also has strong protective powers. Additionally this is also a stone that can help attract good luck and wealth. This stone is a perfect companion fo anyone who finds themselves in stressful situations.

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