Azurite and Smithsonite (uncommon) ex D. Trinchillo Sr. Coll.

Touissit, Oujda Province, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.4 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 11/28/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Azurite with smithsonite is an uncommon combination from the famous mines at Touissit, Morocco. This showy and sculptural piece features a mound of colorless to lightly tinted, complex smithsonite rhombs richly and attractively accompanied by highly lustrous, midnight-blue azurite blades with hints of the famous "electric blue". The large azurite is 1.5 cm and the scattered malachite is a very nice accent to the azurite and smithsonite. The scattered periphery wear is a modest detraction to this rare and excellent combination specimen. Ex Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collection.

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