Azurite and Malachite

Tongshan Mine, Chizhou Prefect., Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 05/04/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/14/2009 10:03:01 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A striking azurite and malachite specimen from new finds at the Tongshan Mine of China. This aesthetic and visual, 3-dimensional, curved specimen has diverse, multi-hued azurite forms on the beautifully chatoyant, two-toned green, botryoidal, velvet malachite matrix. Sparkly, sharp, navy-blue azurite crystals are adjacent to pleasing, royal-blue azurite botryoids. As a bonus, sharp, lustrous azurite crystals hide in a small vug on the side of the specimen. This quality is considered to be comparable to the best Bisbee material. High praise! From a 2004 find.

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