Azurite and Malachite (Jack Halpern Coll.)

Liufengshan Mine, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A striking and very attractive specimen of azurite on malachite from the prolific Liufengshan mine. The sculptural, velvet malachite matrix features an attractive, densely packed multitude of sharp, very sparkly, bladed, royal-blue azurite rosettes. The azurites have fabulous and desirable, "electric blue" color under strong light! The color contrast is just beautiful and truly resembles classic material from Bisbee, Arizona. This is a most excellent specimen in this size range. These specimens are commanding high prices, even from the Chinese dealers. Ex Jack Halpern Collection. Valued at $600-800. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!!

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