Azurite, Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Azurites have been coming from China in pretty good quantities, but the great majority of them are basically druses. Specimens with sizeable, distinguishable crystals such as this one are the exception. This is a shallow pocket wall covered with crystals to 0.5 cm, with accents of green malachite around the edges. A very rich and pretty azurite specimen!