3.15" Vivid-Blue, Sparkling Azurite Encrusted Quartz Crystals - China

This is a vibrant specimen that features quartz crystals that are encrusted in sparkling, vivid-blue azurite. This colorful mineral association comes out of the Guizhou Province of China.

Azurite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral best known for its beautiful and vibrant blue appearance. Azurite typically forms in nodular formations with other colorful, copper-rich minerals. It is a secondary mineral that precipitated in pores, crevices, and caverns from water with high concentrations of carbon dioxide.

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.
Azurite & Quartz
Guizhou Province, China
3.15 x 1.8"