Malachite after Azurite

Morenci, Greenlee County, Arizona
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 01/20/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/27/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

An unusual specimen that looks like it once was a large, fat azurite crystal, which became hollowed out and then replaced over time with beautiful, fibrous malachite in the cavity. It could just be a natural cavity with some odd, straight-edge contacts that constrained its growth and makes the sides look as if they were crystal faces, though. Unusual Morenci material, in any case!

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More