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

Azurite with Malachite

$900.00   €799  £680.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21947
This cabinet specimen of Azurite with Malachite is a showy and excellent example from the mines around Bou Bekker (Bou Beker), Touissit, in the Oriental Region of Morocco.  It is a striking specimen composed of a 10.7 x 9.5 plate of deep emerald green Malachite with a soft, velvet-like appearance, but is in fact a hard, finely crystalline cluster with a sharp hackly texture.  ‘Hackly’ is a term usually confined to jagged metallic minerals but fits the bill well in this case.  Within the Malachite lie islands of pure deep blue Azurite, the largest measuring approximately 7 x 5 cm on the display face.  The Azurite forms broad crystalline aggregates to almost 2 cm wide, all with a bright glassy lustre with odd crystals emitting electric blue when caught in the correct light.  It is a splendid example of these two species from Bou Bekker.

Details

Dimensions
9.5 × 10.7 × 3.4 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Bou Bekker, Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Malachite

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