Azurite, Malachite

Specimen ID: R44-77J

Azurite : Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite : Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
As recorded:
New Cornelia Mine area, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo Mining District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Mindat locality:
3.9cm x 3.8cm x 3.8cm

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3.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm. This is a fine miniature. It is a huge azurite crystal for the locality, very 3-dimensional, showing partial alteration to chatoyant, beautiful, bright-green malachite. This combination has given this specimen a contrast which enhances the vivid electric colors. The largest crystal measures 3.5 cm across. A truly fine and colorful specimen but a significant locality piece and a significant miniature, as well. Ex. Dr. Eugene Meieran and Bill Borden Collections.
Robert Lavinsky - 16th October 2009
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