Azurite, Malachite
Tongshan (West Tongshan) Cu-Au deposit, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
A beautiful and striking azurite specimen from 2005 finds at the Tongshan Mine of China. Sparkling, midnight-blue azurite crystals with royal-blue highlights fill a very well-placed vug in gossan matrix. The top of the vug is beautifully outlined and highlighted by banded, chatoyant, velvet malachite.