Lupoto Mine, Kakumba, Kipushi, Haut-Katanga, Dem. Rep. of the Congo
12 cm tall x 12.7 cm wide
This specimen is from a recent discovery. This piece began life as a barite and at some point in its paragenesis, the chemistry in the pocket changed and it was pseudomorphed by malachite. After this, it was coated with a thin layer of sky blue chrysocolla. The last event in its lengthy creation is it was covered in bright and clear drusy quartz. The quartz gives the specimen a "thousand points of light", as if it were sugar coated.