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Mineral Specimen #4414    Azurite with Curved Crystals

Tsumeb. Namibia

7.4 x 8.3 x 5.5 cm
2.9 x 3.3 x 2.2 in


A very unusual specimen on which some of the Azurite crystals having a rare curved habit. Azurite crystals have grown on all sides of a curved knob of light peach/pink colored layered sandstone. The layers of sandstone are curved and in places have alternating layers of Azurite. The Azurite is a dark, midnight blue color with lighter colored edges where internal gemminess allows for transmitted light which is common for Azurite from Tsumeb. A very unique specimen.

Condition: Good

Flaws: a few of the crystals exhibit some damage; the majority are in very good to excellent condition

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars