2.3" Vibrant Azurite Nodular Formation - Morocco

This is a beautiful vibrant blue, nodular azurite formation that was collected from Morocco. The azurite crystals are in great condition and fan out from the center of the nodule. It's associated with a small amount of quartz.

Azurite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral with a chemical composition of Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. It is best known for it's beautiful and vibrant blue appearance, typically forming with other colorful, copper rich minerals.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Azurite & Quartz
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2.3" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#98752