2" Azurite and Malachite Crystal Specimen - Morocco

This specimen features vibrant aggregations of small azurite and malachite crystals on matrix. Within the crystal matrix, a small amount of galena can be found when viewing the specimen from what could be considered its underside.

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.

These minerals tend to be found near copper deposits, which accounts for the vibrant colors the minerals display. This association of azurite and malachite on copper-rich, iron oxide matrix was found near M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
Malachite, Azurite & Galena
Atlas Mountains, Morocco
2" long, .9" wide