- Azurite (Easter Pocket 1994)
- Easter Pocket, Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
- Miniature, 5.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
Big, thick, bold blades of deep blue Azurite constitute this elongated cluster from the classic Tsumeb Mine in Namibia. This special pocket, one of the few named at Tsumeb, i snoted for unusually lustrous, tabular balded crystals. The two large crystals measure approximately 3cm across and there is another 1.5cm bladed crystal as a companion. The remainder of the piece consists of several smaller crystals most of which are partially complete but still blue and lustrous faces. Ideally this piece would display beautifully in a vertical orientation to show off the big blue crystals that originate from the famous Easter Pocket found on the 8 level in 1994. There is some local, micro-abrasions on the larger crystals and any imperfections of the smaller crystals isn't obvious because they are lost in the dark blue color of the piece. A fantastic and aesthetic Azurite from one of the last great pockets mined at Tsumeb before closure! One of the better miniatures from this pocket, we have seen for sale.