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Shattuckite is a relatively rare copper silicate mineral. It was first discovered in the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona,
specifically the Shattuck Mine (hence the name). It is a secondary mineral that forms from the alteration of other
secondary minerals. Normally it forms pseudomorphs after malachite with little alteration of the outward shape of the
original crystal structure by another crystal structure.
(Pseudo-morph is Greek for "false shape").

This Rare Copper Mineral has only been found
in two locations
1) Bisbee, Arizona
( which has long ago been played out)
2)
Kimpese - Katanga region of the Congo
(which is disappearing quickly)


Most available specimens are very small to about 1 to 2”. Large cabinet displays are highly sought after by collectors
worldwide. With the only source still being the Congo, and with the higher quality specimens being extremely difficult
to find, beautiful fully polished large cabinet display specimens of Shattuckite are an exceptional find!

Specimens from the Congo contain Shattuckite (dark blue-turquoise), Malachite (green), Chrysocolla (blue), Metallic
Bornite (reddish brown) and occasionally Ajoite, Papagoite, and Plancheite (clear to blue) or Dioptase (green)
Item # 4SHAT03190639
125g AAA Gem Quality
Shattuckite from Democratic
Republic of the Congo

$228.00
This is an exceptional specimen of AAA Gem Quality Shattuckite. This piece will make a
prominent centerpiece display in any collection of mineral specimens. It has light turquoise, with
deep azure blue Shattuckite and reddish brown steel Cuprite, with green Dioptase and Malachite
crystallized spots and veins, and even some blue Linarite.  This is a fully polished plate of the finest
Congolese secondary copper mineral specimens you will find anywhere. This is Old Stock material
from the old mines (now abandoned) in the Katanga (formerly Shaba) Province in the Copper Belt
Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This piece is an excellent display specimen for the
discerning collector

This piece weighs 4.42oz or 0.276 lbs (125g)
and measures 2.76 x 2.42 x 0.67 inches (70.1 x 61.6 x 16.9mm)
Item # 10SHAT03195201
41g Rare Natural Shattuckite, Ajoite from
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Arizona

$36.49
41g Rare Natural Shattuckite, Ajoite

WOW! Gorgeous Natural Shattuckite and Ajoite
together in a stunning copper matrix to form this
amazing natural masterpiece.  Shattuckite is a
rare, soft, semi-precious gem.
This is one of our best Arizona specimens!
Shattuckite of this caliber is rarely found in
Arizona. Most existing specimens are already held
by collectors.

This Specimen measures 1.56 x 1.34 x 0.79 Inches
(39.6 x 34.1 x 20mm)
and weighs 1.44 oz (41g)
Item # 1SHAT03192484
71g AA Grade Rare
Shattuckite
from Kimpese, Congo
$98.75
71g AA+ Shattuckite polished
free form

Shattuckite crystals, bornite,
papagoite, and plancheite dance
together in a stunning copper matrix
to form this amazing natural
masterpiece.  Shattuckite is a rare,
soft, semi-precious gem. This is
one of our best display specimens!

Shattuckite of this caliber is
currently found in only one location,
Kimpese, Congo. This is the finest
quality shattuckite ever discovered,
and the source is depleting fast.

This Specimen measures
2 x 1.74 x 0.66 Inches
(52 x 44 x 16.8mm)
and weighs 2.5oz or 0.15 lb (71g)
Item # SHAT08155826
137g A+ Shattuckite
from Kimpese, Congo
$126.54
137g A+ Shattuckite
polished free form

Exceptional natural Shattuckite,
bornite, papagoite, and
plancheite bond together in a
copper matrix to form this
wonderful natural work of art.  
Shattuckite is a rare, soft,
semi-precious gem. This one is
better in person!
Shattuckite of this caliber is
currently found in only one
location, Kimpese, Congo. This is
the finest quality shattuckite ever
discovered, and the source is
depleting fast.

This Specimen measures
2.8 x 1.6 x 1.5 Inches
(73 x 41 x 39 mm)
and weighs 4.8oz or 0.3 lb (137g)
Item # 7SHAT03190827
116g AAAA Gem Quality
Shattuckite Display from
Kimpese, Congo

$185.00
116g AAAA Gem Grade Shattuckite polished free form display
This  hand polished specimen of shattuckite displays many different
shades of blue. It is an exceptional specimen of AAAA Gem Quality
Shattuckite. This piece will make a prominent centerpiece display in
any collection of mineral specimens. It has light turquoise, with deep
azure blue Shattuckite and chrysocolla, dioptase, azurite, ajoite,
plancheite, cuprite and bornite and even some blue Linarite. This is a
fully polished plate of the finest Congolese secondary copper mineral
specimens you will find anywhere. This is Old Stock material from the
old mines (now abandoned) in the Katanga (formerly Shaba) Province
in the Copper Belt Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This
piece is an excellent display specimen for the discerning collector

This piece weighs 4.08oz or 0.0.25 lbs (116g)
and measures 2.6 x 2.29 x 0.67 inches (67.6 x 58.2 x 17.1mm)

This is an excellent cabinet display specimen. It has different looks
depending upon which point of view is displayed! Shattuckite of this
caliber is currently found in only one location, Kimpese, Congo. This is
the finest quality shattuckite ever discovered, and the source is
depleting fast.
Item # 6SHAT03199023
61g AA Shattuckite Polished Freeform
from Kimpese, Congo

$59.00
61g AA Shattuckite polished free form

Superb natural Shattuckite in carbonate
crystalline base with bornite, papagoite,
malachite and plancheite together in this  
spectacular and rare copper matrix to form this
amazing natural masterpiece. Shattuckite is a
rare, soft, semi-precious gem.

This is a very nice display specimen! Shattuckite
of this caliber is currently found in only one
location, Kimpese, Congo. This is the finest
quality shattuckite ever discovered, and the
source is depleting fast.

measures 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.08" (44 x 43 x 27.5mm)
weighs 2.16oz or 0.13 lb (61g
)
Item # 8SHAT03190544
103g AA Grade Shattuckite from
Kimpese, Congo

$89.00
103g AA Grade Shattuckite polished free form

Excellent Natural Shattuckite crystals, bornite, papagoite,
malachite and plancheite form together in a spectacular
copper matrix to form this amazing natural masterpiece.  
Shattuckite is a rare, soft, semi-precious gem.

These are some of the best specimens! Shattuckite of this
caliber is currently found in only one location, Kimpese,
Congo. This is the finest quality shattuckite ever
discovered, and the source is depleting fast.
2.91 x 1.87 x 0.72" (74 x 47.6 x 18.3mm)
and weighs 3.62oz  or 0.22 lb (103g
)
Item # 5SHAT03198053
302g Shattuckite, Malachite and
Bornite from Kimpese, Congo
$65.00
302g Shattuckite polished free form
Light blue Shattuckite and Brown Metallic
Bornite with Malachite in an artistic display.
This specimen can be a display specimen or it
can make some unique lapidary pieces.

This Specimen measures
3.1 x 2.77 x 1.7" (81 x 70.5 x 43.6 mm)
and weighs 10.6 oz or 0.67 lb (302g)
Item # 2SHAT031975721
222g AAA Gem Quality
Shattuckite from Democratic
Republic of the Congo

$249.00
This is an exceptional specimen of AAA Gem Quality Shattuckite. This piece
will make a prominent centerpiece display in any collection of mineral
specimens. It has light turquoise, with deep azure blue Shattuckite and reddish
brown steel Cuprite, with green Dioptase and Malachite crystallized spots and
veins, and even some blue Linarite.  This is a fully polished plate of the finest
Congolese secondary copper mineral specimens you will find anywhere. This is
Old Stock material from the old mines (now abandoned) in the Katanga
(formerly Shaba) Province in the Copper Belt Region of the Democratic
Republic of Congo. This piece will make many fine cabochons if that is your
desired use of this one of a kind specimen.

This piece weighs 7.8oz or 0.49 lbs (222g)
and measures 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.75 to 1 inches (8.89 x 4.6 x 1.9 to 2.78cm)
Item # 3SHAT031973711
346g AA Gem Quality
Shattuckite from Democratic
Republic of the Congo

$224.00
This is an exceptional specimen of AAA Gem Quality Shattuckite. This piece
will make a prominent centerpiece display in any collection of mineral
specimens. It has light turquoise, with deep azure blue Shattuckite and reddish
brown steel Cuprite, with green Dioptase and Malachite crystallized spots and
veins, and even some blue Linarite.  This is a fully polished plate of the finest
Congolese secondary copper mineral specimens you will find anywhere. This is
Old Stock material from the old mines (now abandoned) in the Katanga
(formerly Shaba) Province in the Copper Belt Region of the Democratic
Republic of Congo. This piece will make many fine cabochons if that is your
desired use of this one of a kind specimen.
This piece weighs 12.1oz or 0.76 lbs (346g)
and measures 4.4 x 3.4 x 1.6 inches (11.2 x 8.7 x 4.1cm)
Item # 9SHAT03199223
206g Shattuckite from Kimpese, Congo

$49.00
206g Shattuckite polished free form

Natural Shattuckite, bornite, papagoite, malachite and plancheite form
together in a spectacular copper matrix to form this natural display.  
Shattuckite is a rare, soft, semi-precious gem.

This specimen is a display only specimen as it is mostly a porous softer
material that is not suitable for lapidary work. This Shattuckite is from
Kimpese, Congo. This source is depleting fast.

3.6 x 2.65 x 1.94" (92.2 x 67.5 x 49.5mm)
and weighs 7.28oz  or 0.45 lb (206g
)
Item # 11SHAT03198802
83.5g Rare Natural Shattuckite, Ajoite
from New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Arizona

$74.32
83.5g Rare Natural Shattuckite, Ajoite

WOW! Gorgeous Natural Shattuckite and Ajoite together in a stunning copper matrix
to form this amazing natural masterpiece.  Shattuckite is a rare, soft, semi-precious
gem.
This is one of our best Arizona specimens! Shattuckite of this caliber is rarely found
in Arizona. Most existing specimens are already held by collectors.

This Specimen measures 2.34 x 1.74 x 1.08 Inches (59.5 x 44.2 x 27.4mm)
and weighs 2.94 oz (83.5g)
Our Largest Shattuckite was sold in 2005