Huge, 9.9" Azurite Crystal and Malachite Cluster - China

This is a large, breathtaking specimen of sparkling azurite crystals with fibrous malachite, collected from the Liufengshan Mine in China. The azurite crystals formed in a variety of sizes and exhibit a deep-blue coloration. Vibrant fibrous green malachite can be found encrusting the azurite crystals and host rock. At 9.9” wide, this gorgeous specimen is sure to make a wonderful addition to any mineral collection!

Two sides of the matrix have been cut flat for preferred presentation.

Azurite and malachite often 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 vice-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 the Liufengshan mine.
Azurite & Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
Size: 9.9 x 8.6 x 6.6", Weight: 13.9 lbs