Azurite, Smithsonite
Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.4 x 6.0 cm
Azurite with smithsonite is an uncommon combination from the mines at Touissit, Morocco. This fine and sculptural piece features a mound of colorless to lightly tinted, complex smithsonite rhombs richly and attractively accompanied by highly lustrous, midnight-blue azurite blades with hints of the famous "electric blue." The large azurite is 1.5 cm and the scattered malachite is a very nice accent to the azurite and smithsonite. Ex. Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collection.