Large, Azurite Crystals on Matrix - Morocco

This specimen contains three pristine azurite crystals sitting in a rocky matrix. The crystals themselves are surrounded by a bed of sparkling micro-quartz. Partial crystals can be found imbedded throughout the rest of the matrix, as well

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
Morocco
SIZE
3.3" long, 2.4" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#49452