2.4" Azurite Crystal Cluster - Hidden Treasure Mine, Utah

This specimen contains deep blue azurite crystal aggregations that lined the cavities within the host rock. It was collected from the Hidden Treasure Mine in the Ophir District of Utah, a location that's well known for its zinc and copper mineral deposits.

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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SPECIES
Azurite
LOCATION
Hidden Treasure Mine, Ophir District, Utah
SIZE
2.4 x 1.9"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#109847