Copper, Azurite
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
Georgetown, Georgetown District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this specimen is, its wonderful patina. The bladed crystals that once were azurite are very discernible. The oxidation color of green helps bring all of the facets of this specimen into focus. These complete floaters are quite rare today, and were found in the 1940s through 1950s I am told. They show a remarkable complete replacement of azurite by copper, and are to my knowledge unique in their aspect, form, and size compared to other azurite pseudomorphs 3.9 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm