Azurite and Malachite
Miniature, 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Kerouchene, Morocco
Ex. Sam Nasser
Doubly terminated, deep blue, crystals of azurite, are coated with super green malachite patina. If the process had continued, the azurite crystals would have been pseudomorphed by the malachite. The contrast creates a very pleasing juxtaposition of colors an dcrystals here that really makes the piece stand out amongst so many others from the locale.