From Republic of Congo has arrived an unknown new Crystal with formula (Cu1Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4.nH2O1mon. It is currently being analyzed.

Some of you may be familiar with Azurite turning into Malachite due to oxidation. This Crystal has nodules that show Malachite inside them but, what are the thorny turquoise formations all around it?

I look forward to discovering more about this beautiful mystery!

Victoria