Azurite, Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm
A sculptural azurite and malachite specimen from recent finds at the Liufengshan Mine of China. Scattered around the boot or shoe-shaped piece are very interesting aureoles of azurite surrounding the malachite. The malachite on the back of the boot has an unusual, columnar, bubbly look.