6.4" Large Malachite with Azurite Specimen - Morocco

This large specimen displays small vibrant green, fibrous malachite crystal aggregations that are associated with breathtaking blue azurite crystals. There are azurite and malachite crystals on both the exterior, and lining small cavities throughout the specimen. Small associations of orange bladed barite can also be found scattered throughout the specimen.

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.
Malachite & Azurite
6.4 x 6.1 x 3.6", Weighs 5 lbs