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Mineral Specimen #2602    Azurite, Malachite

Location unknown

The surface of two sides of this specimen is covered with a druze of small crystals of an unidentified mineral. The color of these crystals is clear with an under layer of white and the tips have micro black colored inclusions giving the tips a gray appearance. These crystals have a high luster. It is hard to tell from sight what the crystals are but they do not seem to be Calcite when viewed under 10x. Being from Tsumeb there are a number of possibilities. The Azurite is present as one acicular spray on the surface, two solitary crystals and another spray on the side which is partly embedded in the matrix. Some of the crystals have partially pseudomorphed to Malachite. Like most Azurite from Tsumeb, the color of the Azurite is dark blue almost black in color. The largest solitary crystal is 12 mm long. The longest crystal in the spray is 8 mm. Of interest on the side of the specimen, there is an area with what appear to be Calcite cleaves, a dull black submetallic material and small olive green crystals with a garnet like habit (which have a more green tint in person). The specimen is in fairly good condition, but there is a bruised area in the druze crystals next to the Azurite spray and two crystals are missing in the spray (had to look with a 10x loupe to make sure).


8.6 x 6 x 6.8 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Unknown Locations | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Unknown Locations | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars