2.8" Azurite on Fluorite - Morocco

This specimen features aggregations of azurite on fluorite. Remnants of malachite can be found in minuscule patches around the specimen. Fluorite can be found on both the top, and throughout the matrix beneath azurite.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

These minerals tend to be found near copper deposits, which accounts for the colors the minerals display. This association of azurite and malachite on copper rich, iron oxide matrix was found near Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
Azurite & Fluorite
Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
2.8" long, 2" wide