4.1" Malachite, Azurite and Baryte on Quartz - Morocco

This specimen displays incredibly blue azurite, along side aggregations of vivid green malachite, all formed over limonite coated quartz crystals. Small tabular baryte crystals can be found protruding from what could be considered the top of the specimen. Most of this specimens azurite and malachite formed in fibrous, fan-like projections over the surrounding quartz crystals.

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 near M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.
Malachite, Baryte, Azurite & Quartz
4.1" long, 2.6" wide, 3.1" tall