Azurite, Malachite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
A small but really exquisite specimen featuring both PRIMARY and REPLACED azurite crystals (to 1 cm), in such close proximity that one cannot but wonder HOW the heck something like this formed Why didn't the other azurites get replaced by malachite too, at least partially?! Ex. Charlie Key stock.