Azurite, Malachite
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Central Province, Zambia
Large Cabinet, 21.5 x 12.8 x 11.4 cm
A monster specimen mined in the 1960s from a little-known copper-mining locality in Zambia (not to be confused with the famous Broken Hill locality in Australia). This whopper is ALL azurite and malachite - the azurite as small, sparkly blue crystals, and the malachite in massive form. Extra shipping due to size and weight. I have never seen more than a small hand-sized example for sale before, from here, and this was a shock to me, one aberrant boulder a geologist who worked here had literally shipped from the mine to be in his home, 30-plus years ago. I acquired it recently and broke it open to get at these beautiful vugs inside. Never seen the like. Its good azurite from anywhere but a particularly important locality piece.