• Azurite with Malachite
  • Azurite with Malachite
  • Azurite with Malachite
  • Azurite with Malachite
  • Azurite with Malachite
Carbonates

Azurite with Malachite

$7,500.00   €6,905  £5,750.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21936
A completely arresting cabinet specimen of Azurite with Malachite from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia. Although not labelled as such, I believe this is from the famous Easter Pocket discovered on 8 Level in 1994, an assumption based on the gemmy transparency of the Azurite and its tendency to form as bladed crystals. The core of the specimen is an iron-rich matrix which is partly revealed in the base once upturned. This is coated with thick acicular druses of bright emerald green Malachite whose terminations, when not overgrown by Azurite, have a silky lustre and velvet-like texture. Heavily coating the Malachite are dozens of beautiful gemmy Azurite crystals up to 1.5 cm broad and typically of a tabular bladed habit and intergrown to form a near continuous coverage. Azurite at Tsumeb typically appears black due to its intensely deep blue colour and semi-translucency, but not so the case with this specimen. From any direction the Azurite appears a luxurious Royal azure blue and once light is transmitted, it becomes electric blue. Need more be said? It is simply gorgeous.

Details

Dimensions
7.2 × 5.7 × 5.5 cm
Categories
Carbonates, Latest Additions
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Malachite

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