2.8" Vivid Blue Azurite on Barite and Fluorite - Morocco

This specimen features clusters of small, vibrant aggregations of azurite on orange and white barite. Minuscule amounts of malachite can be found in small bunches sporadically around the specimen. Fluorite can be found on both the top, and throughout the matrix, along with a metallic mineral, likely galena.

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
Malachite, Azurite, Barite & Fluorite
Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco
2.8" long, 2" wide