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Mineral Specimen #6163    Azurite Crystals, Chatoyant Malachite

Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China

6.8 x 6.5 x 4.8 cm


Well formed Azurite crystals which are a dark navy blue in color and have a high luster. The color is similar to that seen in Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. The Azurite crystals have grown on the surface of green colored botryoidal Malachite. Around the edges of the area with the Azurite crystals, the interior of the Malachite is exposed revealing fibrous chatoyancy. The bottom of the specimen has been sawed.

Condition: Good

Flaws: A few of the Azurite crystals near the edge of the specimen are incomplete. All of the Azurite crystals on the rest of the surface with the crystals are in excellent condition.

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