1.4" Azurite, Barite & Cubic Fluorite Association - Morocco

This 1.4" wide specimen features a druze of azurite that formed in association with barite, cerussite, and cubic fluorite crystals, collected from the Midelt Province of Morocco. The fluorite and barite crystals are covered in an iron oxide.

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Azurite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that is best known for it's beautiful and vibrant blue appearance, Azurite typically forms in nodular formations with other colorful, copper rich minerals. Azurite is a secondary mineral that forms in pores, crevices, and caverns as water with high concentrations of carbon-dioxide precipitate.

Azurite and malachite are known to form in union with each other, for their chemical makeup is very similar. In fact, the presence of more or less water in the location of formation, is enough to determine whether an abundance of malachite over azurite, or vise-versa, will accumulate.

Azurite, Barite, Cerussite & Fluorite
Aouli, Mibladen, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
1.4 x 1.1"