• Azurite with Calcite and Malachite ps. after Cuprite
  • Azurite with Calcite and Malachite ps. after Cuprite
  • Azurite with Calcite and Malachite ps. after Cuprite
  • Azurite with Calcite and Malachite ps. after Cuprite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Azurite with Calcite and Malachite ps. after Cuprite

$450.00   €404  £340.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC16698
Specimens from the Lavrion-Kamariza Mining District tend to be inherently aesthetic and this small miniature is no exception.  A very thin plate of hidden matrix forms a Mercedes-Benz style three-pronged star, both sides of which are coated with gemmy micro-crystals of bright-blue Azurite.  Scattered over the Azurite are sub-mm Malachite pseudomorphs after Cuprite as complex cuboctahedral crystals, a small but choice rarity for the Lavrion district.  Overgrowing the Azurite are spherical clusters of translucent, milky-grey Calcite tinged pale blue by the underlying Azurite.

Details

Dimensions
4.7 × 4.0 × 1.8 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Lavrion District Mines, Attiki Prefecture, Greece, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Cuprite, Malachite

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