Azurite With Malachite Ps. Azurite
Seabra, Bahia, Brazil
Cabinet, 11.2 x 6.8 x 5.1 cm
Ex. Dr. Ed David
I remember when these came out in the late 1980s, and none of us had seen but micros for azurite from Brazil and all of a sudden here is a table full of it! And, in rosetts no less, the best of them with partial alteration to malachite and thus a lovely color contrast! Here, on a limonite matrix, is one of the most aesthetic groups of azurite and malachite from this Brazilian deposit that I have seen. Intergrown, spheres of velvety green malachite and rich blue azurite, to 1.0 cm across, cover the matrix. I love the alternating green and blue spheres as they form several stalactitic growths. A visual smorgasbord! Some small number has trickled out recently, but nothing like the quality of pieces like this, from going on over 15 years ago now. Better in person!