Azurite, Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 5.0 x 3.6 cm
An azurite/malachite specimen from the Milpillas Mine in Sonora - certainly no prize-winner on aesthetics, but a good locality piece nonetheless. It has some really bright blue crystals (speckled with matrix, unfortunately), but also a dark, blocky smaller crystal that is not coated and has fine sharp form. The malachite is fibrous in form.