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Mineral Specimen #5215    Azurite and likely Tenorite, Chrysocolla and Chalcoalumite (TL)

Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona

5.3 x 4.3 x 3 cm
2.1 x 1.7 x 1.2 in


One side of this specimen has a druze of micro Azurite crystals in a botryoidal habit. On the other side, there is a layer of black colored, botryoidal material which in places has shiny luster. This appears to be Tenorite. Besides its appearance, the material has a black streak which is correct for Tenorite. Also, there is some dark green material found on one side which is likely CHrysocolla. There is a picture posted on mindat from the location of a polished specimen with similar colored Chrysocolla and Tenorite. On the side of the specimen, there are a number of the spherical aggregates of Azurite which are broken open and show a light blue interior. There is a strong possibility this is Cahlcoalumite for which this is the type location.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: There are some small bruised areas on the side with the druze crystals. On the other side, there are several Azurite spherical aggregates which are broken open,]

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Arizona | Carbonates | Oxides and Hydroxides | Phyllosilicates | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars