Malachite ps. Azurite
Miniature, 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.3 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
A sharp example of a single crystal with the classic, highly-desired, velvet luster and chevron patterns of the best of the best of Tsumeb malachites! This crystal is malachite now, having completely replaced an azurite. It probably dates to the older mining here, prior to the 1970s. Photo by Joe Budd. Comes with a custom lucite base.