Tschudi mine, Otavi, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm
The Tschudi Mine is much less well-known than its nearby neighbor, the Tsumeb Mine. However, the Tschudi Mine has occasionally produced excellent azurite specimens, as evidenced by this very showy and fine miniature. Highly lustrous, parallel-growth azurite blades are stacked vertically and have the much-sought-after "electric blue" or peacock blue highlights. The green malachite and gossan matrix are a very nice contrast the azurite. Seldom available in this quality.