Azurite, Malachite
Seabra, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 10.0 x 6.2 x 2.9 cm
A superb cabinet cluster of vivid, peacock-blue and green, azurite and malachite botryoids from an uncommon locality - Seabra, Bahia, Brazil. Until this find in the early 1990s I had not seen any azurite from Brazil. The largest ball-shaped aggregates like this one date to that find, though the locality has produced since larger plates of smaller crystals. The specimen is highly unusual, in that, the botryoids are partially malachite and partially azurite, not one or the other. It is caught in the middle of pseudomorphing. Ex. Michael Jactat Collection, a French dealer and collector, who was active in Brazil at the time and collected fine miniatures for his own collection.