Azurite on Malachite
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Cabinet, 12.0 x 9.8 x 5.0 cm

This is a large, very sparkly display specimen of azurite from the most classic era at this mine, around the turn of the 1900s. It has tight clusters of brilliantly sparkling crystals that are in the shape of balls coating the surface. There is some minor wear, but in context of size and age (and price), we found it quite acceptable. These old Bisbee pieces are really immediately recognizable, and distinct from later finds. 693 grams (or about 2 pounds). Joe Budd photos.