Azurite, Malachite
Concepcion del Oro, Mun. de Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.4 x 7.0 x 3.0 cm
Famous old gem azurites. A very aesthetic cabinet specimen festooned with remarkably gemmy and lustrous, azure-blue azurite crystals with electric-blue highlights and complimented with green malachite on a sculptural gossan matrix from Concepcion del Oro, Mexico. The largest azurite is 9 mm. These are perhaps the gemmiest azurites in the world, rivaling the best from Tsumeb or Morocco. Specimens of this quality mostly came out the 1950s, so this is old-time material. As a bonus, there are more azurites on the back. Ex. Saller Collection of Germany.