Azurite, Malachite
Tongshan (West Tongshan) Cu-Au deposit, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm
A fine azurite and malachite specimen from new finds at the Tongshan Mine of China. This aesthetic and visual, 3-dimensional, curved specimen has diverse, multi-hued azurite forms on the beautifully chatoyant, two-toned green, botryoidal, velvet malachite matrix. Sparkly, sharp, navy-blue azurite crystals are adjacent to pleasing, royal-blue azurite botryoids. As a bonus, sharp, lustrous azurite crystals hide in a small vug on the side of the specimen. From a 2004 find.