Azurite rosettes with Malachite
Miniature, 4.1 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Blue Grotto Prospect, La Sal, La Sal District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

An elegant and attractive floater comprised of two intergrown Azurite balls. These balls are composed of lustrous, royal-blue, well-defined Azurites crystals that range up to about 6 mm in length. The small amount of green Malachite is a nice accent. Purchased in 1983, this is undoubtedly from the famous finds at the Blue Grotto Prospect in La Sal. The color of the Azurites and symmetry of this dumbbell-shaped pair give this miniature excellent aesthetics. With the vein completely mined out in the 1980s, there will be no more of these beauties, which is a shame because this is one of the nicer pieces I have seen from there in its size.