2.7" Malachite with Azurite Crystal Specimen - Morocco

 
This specimen features vibrant aggregations of azurite and fibrous malachite on matrix. A layer of barite can be seen running along the specimen.

Azurite and Malachite are known to form in union with each other, for their chemical makeup is very similar. In fact, the presence of more or less water in the location of formation, is enough to determine whether an abundance of malachite over azurite, or vise-versa, will accumulate.

These minerals tend to be found near copper deposits, which accounts for the colors the minerals display. This association of azurite and malachite on copper rich, iron oxide matrix was found near M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Malachite, Azurite & Barite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long, 2.2" wide
ITEM
#60888