Azurite, Malachite
Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
A sculptural and aesthetic azurite and malachite specimen from the Morenci Mine of Arizona. Bright, azure-blue, bladed, botryoids of azurite, nicely accented by green malachite, are richly strewn on the boot or shoe-shaped gossan matrix. This excellent, probably older piece, looks good from both sides. Ex. Daniel Trinchillo Sr. Collection.