Large, 8.5" Malachite with Azurite Specimen - 12 1/2 lbs

 
 
This giant specimen displays small vibrant green, fibrous malachite crystals, with breathtaking blue azurite crystals surrounding. Both the malachite and azurite formed from a galena rich matrix. The galena can be seen by looking at what could be considered the bottom of 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 & Galena
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
8.5" long, 5.8" wide, 4.6" tall. Weighs 12 1/2 lbs
ITEM
#60723