4.4" Azurite and Malachite on Fluorite and Barite - Morocco

This specimen features vibrant aggregations of azurite and fibrous malachite on fluorite and barite. Both botryoidal and crystal formations of azurite can be found on this specimen, with the botryoidal azurite indicated by the lighter color variation. Segments of fluorite cubes can be found throughout the matrix as well.

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 Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
DETAILS
SPECIES
Malachite, Azurite, Fluorite & Barite
LOCATION
Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
SIZE
4.4" long, 3.6" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#57026