4" Druzy Azurite Crystals and Fluorite on Bladed Barite - Morocco

This 4" wide specimen features a druze of azurite that formed over cubic fluorite and bladed barite, collected from Morocco.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Azurite and malachite are known to form in union with each other since 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.

Azurite, Fluorite & Barite
Aouli, Mibladen, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4 x 2.85"