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Mineral Specimen #4350    Polished Sphere of Azurite in Granite (Ketonite, K2 Jasper)

foothills below K2 Mountain, Pakistani/Chinese border area

A granite composed of feldspar (both Microcline and Albite have been reported), Quartz and Biotite with irregular spherical areas which have been dyed with Azurite inside tiny fractures along mineral grain boundaries. At first glance, I thought this was some type of dyed material. It looks just like spread drops of ink. However, there has been enough analysis done to confirm it is indeed Azurite. How the Azurite formed in these shapes is a matter of speculation. There is an entire lengthy thread on mindat regarding this material which goes back a few years and makes interesting reading. Here is the link, K2 Mindat thread . This specimen has been carved into a perfect sphere with a high glossy polish and was selected quite a large number of similar specimens offered by the late Rock Currier at the 2015 Denver show. The specimen is in excellent condition with no appreciable damage.


4.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Carbonates | Polished & Worked | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Asia | Carbonates | Polished & Worked | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars