2" Dark Blue Azurite with Malachite - Laos

This 2" wide specimen of deep blue azurite on a matrix containing feldspar and green malachite.

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 in Laos.
FOR SALE
$15
DETAILS
SPECIES
Azurite & Malachite
LOCATION
Sepon Mine, Savannakhét Province, Laos
SIZE
2" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#95783