7.1" Sparkling Azurite Crystals with Malachite - Laos

This stunning specimen contains sparkling azurite crystals with fibrous malachite, collected from the Sepon Mine in Laos. The azurite crystals have brilliant luster and an alluring, deep-blue color.

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 in Laos.
Azurite & Malachite
Sepon Mine, Savannakhét Province, Laos
7.1 x 2.7"