• Azurite
  • Azurite
  • Azurite
  • Azurite
  • Azurite
  • Azurite


$900.00   €829  £690.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC2117
A superb stellate burst of bladed, tabular Azurite crystals from the classic French locality at Chessy-les-Mines, the type locality of Azurite. Copper mining at Chessy goes back to the Middle Ages where a stockwork is exploited. The blue carbonate mineral was initially named Chessylite but was changed to Azurite, derived from the Persian name for areas of blue mineralisation. The Azurite crystals are a very deep blue, with lighter drusy zones in the central areas of the crystals. Some of the Azurite crystals exhibit a 'saw-tooth' habit, gradually curving towards their termination. The underside shows a typical creamy clay matrix from which the Azurite is extracted. This is a very attractive Azurite from Chessy-les-Mines, located in the Rhône Region of lower eastern France. This miniature is accompanied with a narrow slip of paper (a mini-label) written “Azzurrite [sic] xx, Chessy” in a lovely elegant, flowing hand.


3.9 × 3.0 × 2.3 cm
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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