• 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

Azurite with Malachite on Limonite

$7,500.00   €6,683  £5,980.00 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.


6.8 × 5.8 × 5.1 cm
Calabona Mine, Alghero, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Malachite, Malachite

Related Mineral Specimens

 Kolwezi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga (Shaba), DR Congo (Zaire), Africa
A fine display of stalactitic Malachite from the Kolwezi Mine,Kolwezi, D R Congo. Stalactites of...
Volborthite with Malachite on Chrysocolla.
 La Verde Mine, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile, South America
Bright yellow-green crystal druse of Volborthite occupies an area of up to 6cm x 3cm over...
Malachite Pseudomorph Azurite on Quartz
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region), Namibia
A fine Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite from the Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Intergrown blocky crystals...
 Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania
Velvet luster dark green Botryoidal Malachite from the Proprietary Mine (Block 14), Broken...