Large Azurite Crystal In Matrix - Morocco

This specimen contains an azurite crystal sitting in a rocky matrix. The matrix contains both malachite and azurite, explaining the blue and green coloring of the rock. The nicest azurite crystals on this specimen are located in a small quartz lined cavity. Partial azurite crystals can be found imbedded throughout the rest of the matrix, as well

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Azurite & Malachite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2.4" long, 2.3" wide. Azurite crystal .30"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#49450