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 best known for its beautiful and vibrant blue appearance. Azurite typically forms in nodular formations with other colorful, copper-rich minerals. It is a secondary mineral that precipitated in pores, crevices, and caverns from water with high concentrations of carbon dioxide.

Azurite and malachite are known to form in union with each other since 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 & Malachite
2.4" long, 2.3" wide. Azurite crystal .30"