3.8" Sparkling Azurite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a sparkling, 3.8" formation of deep-blue azurite crystals that collected from the Liufengshan Mine in China. The azurite crystals cover over 80% of the malachite encrusted matrix.

The specimen is accompanied by 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 in the Liufengshan mine.
FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Azurite & Malachite
LOCATION
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
SIZE
Size: 3.8 x 2.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#215845