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Azurite with Malachite

#RW53020

Azurite with Malachite

#RW53020
Availability
Sold
Size
18 x 8 x 4.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
carbonate , copper

Simply a beautiful specimen with bladed rosettes of lustrous deep Azurite on green, bladed Malachite. In-hand it is just gorgeous. You will see the soft-looking velvety nature of the Malachite. It is an interesting bladed habit and is most likely a pseudomorph of previous Azurite. If so, the Azurite as it is now, is a later generation. It is deep deep blue and very lustrous. It would look good in any display case of the most elite of collections (mine excluded of course since I have the world's best of everything) (NOT). 

Azurite

Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue, blue, light blue, dark blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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