Azurite, Malachite
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.4 cm
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
A beautiful and aesthetic specimen from recent finds in China. The large vug is richly lined with sparkly, royal-blue to midnight-blue azurite crystals. The azurite vug is beautifully surrounded by chatoyant, banded, malachite. The quality of the azurite is outstanding. Chinese azurites of this quality compare very favorably with Bisbee material. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.