Azurite, Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Cabinet, 15.0 x 11.8 x 10.3 cm
This is a very dramatic large cabinet display specimen of Azurite on Malachite from the prolific Liufengshan mine. It features dozens of sharp, lustrous, midnight blue Azurite blades which have formed in pseudo "rosette"-shaped aggregates are scattered atop deep forest green (mint green underneath), velvety botryoidal Malachite on gossan matrix. The color contrast is just beautiful and truly resembles classic material from Bisbee.