6.8" Vivid Azurite and Malachite on Barite - Morocco

This specimen features vibrant aggregations of azurite and fibrous malachite on matrix. Fluorite can be found in small amounts throughout the matrix, as well as 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
6.8" long, 2.9" wide