Azurite, Malachite
Tongshan (West Tongshan) Cu-Au deposit, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Cabinet, 9.4 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
A beautiful azurite specimen from recent finds at the Tongshan Mine of China. Sparkling, midnight-blue azurite crystals with royal-blue highlights cover all sides of the vuggy, 3-dimensional gossan matrix. Banded malachite scattered about is a very nice accent. This quality is considered to be comparable to the best Bisbee material.