Pristine Azurite Crystal Cluster in Matrix - Morocco

This specimen contains several pristine azurite crystals clustered within a pocket of the matrix. The opposite side of the matrix contains a large pocket that's filled with an aggregation of druzy quartz.

The rock has a natural aesthetic presentation that doesn't require a stand.

Azurite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that is best known for it's beautiful and vibrant blue appearance, Azurite typically forms in nodular formations with other colorful, copper rich minerals. Azurite is a secondary mineral that forms in pores, crevices, and caverns as water with high concentrations of carbon-dioxide precipitate.

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.
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SPECIES
Azurite & Quartz
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
Rock 2.8x2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#90339