8.3" Azurite Crystal Cluster with Fibrous Malachite - Laos

 
 

This 8.3" specimen contains beautiful azurite crystals protruding from an iron rich matrix. The azurite crystals radiate an incredible blue color, with spectacular luster. The vast majority of these azurite crystals are terminated and unscathed. Fibrous green malachite can be found between some of the azurite crystals in multiple locations around the specimen.

This specimen has a good base for aesthetic, natural display.

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 in Laos.
FOR SALE
$755
DETAILS
SPECIES
Azurite & Malachite
LOCATION
Sepon Mine, Savannakhét Province, Laos
SIZE
8.3" long, 3.4" wide, 4.5" tall
ITEM
#50779