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Mineral Specimen #6982    Azurite partially pseudomorphed to Malachite with Calcite and possible Chalcophanite

Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona

6.8 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm
2.7 x 2.2 x 1.9 in


Azurite crystals which have partially pseudomorphed to fibrous Malachite. In places where the Azurite has not altered, it has a very high luster and is a deep, navy blue. One of the smaller Azurite crystals, when backlit, exhibits a vivid blue gemminess. There are scattered across the specimen interesting, small rhombic, clear Calcite crystals many of which have a thin coating of a white, unidentified material and elsewhere coated with a light green material which appears to be Chrysocolla. There are also present dark gray to black colored botryoidal material which is likely Chalc Chalcophanite. This is a very interesting specimen to view under magnification.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

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