Azurite, Malachite
Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm
Nestled in a vug of botryoidal, deep green malachite is a spray of extremely lustrous, neon, deep royal blue azurite of a glassy nature seldom seen at Tsumeb. The cluster's largest crystal is over 1.5 cm across. Only around the periphery's bottom is there any contact to the azurite, and it is insignificant when compared to the aesthetics of the piece. Ex. Charlie Key Collection.