Azurite and Arsentsumebite

Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 12/07/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/17/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Beautiful 'bowtie' of super-lustrous Azurite, with bright green Malachite adding eye-catching contrast. The blocky Azurites radiate in opposite directions, creating the bowtie effect. The luster is mirror-like, and the deep blue color shows excellent flashes of azure. A very aesthetic thumbnail with brilliant color contrast, valued $300-400. From old workings in the first oxidation zone, probably prior to 1940

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