• Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
  • Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
  • Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
  • Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
  • Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
  • Azurite with Malachite on Limonite
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Azurite with Malachite on Limonite

$7,500.00   €6,820  £6,110.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18933
An absolute show-stopping Azurite from the Calabona mine at Alghero in Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy, an abandoned mine that worked a porphyry copper deposit.  Due to the often low grade nature of porphyry deposits, well crystallised specimens are very rare, a fact that makes this excellent specimen even more remarkable.  A group of totally gemmy, electric azure-blue crystals grow in parallel alignment and up to 3 cm tall and 5 to 7 mm wide.  Their colour is exquisite and all have a brilliant glassy lustre that catches the light beautifully.  The Azurite crystals stand vertically in a large shallow vug in a limonitic matrix.  The walls of the vug are dark chocolate-brown and richly dusted with micro-rosettes of emerald-green Malachite.  Of the numerous Azurite crystals, two have slight chips on one side of their terminations, but this is very minor and cannot be seen without very close scrutiny.  A wonderful museum grade specimen of Azurite with Malachite from Sardinia.

Details

Dimensions
6.8 × 5.8 × 5.1 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Calabona Mine, Alghero, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Malachite, Malachite

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