JB17-1548
Azurite
$9,500.00
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.0 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
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Milpillas azurites have set the new standard, stunningly providing every collector who wants one with a great azurite when great azurites used to be rare. While some styles from Tsumeb, Morocco, and other localities stand out as unique and historic, if you simply want something gorgeous and blue, than this "hallelujah find" at Milpillas, mined over less than ten years recently, presents your best opportunity to own a truly wonderful azurite at a price that would have been unthinkable for such quality only a few years before. The mine is now through the oxide zone, and few azurites are expected to come out in the future. Nevertheless, although there are many on the market now from this productive mine, some stand out more than others. This is from older finds in around 2010-2012, and features crystals with intense saturated blue color (but not too dark!) with great luster, in a pleasing "V" shaped arrangement. As shown, the piece is 5 cm tall, but the larger crystal is 5.5 cm tall if stood vertically. For the size range, and the show impact of this specimen, I have always thought it a very fancy and appealing specimen of this style, and had stashed it back a few years ago. Photo and video by Joe Budd. A video can be seen at this link: https://vimeo.com/198291235