ALD23 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
9.4x 9.6x 4.8 cm

The area around Mfouati produces a number of different hemimorphite habits.  These vividly colored, botryoidal blue specimens were one of the more beautiful forms.  In many ways, they are nearly identical to the Chinese material from Wenshan, so much so that I even wondered if local Chinese enterprises were shipping the stuff back to China where it was getting mislabeled.

The better pieces had a vivid blue color like this however, that I have not seen from China. 

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