Azurite on Malachite
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Irv Brown

Classic Bisbee combo - blue azurite with intense saturation, on a carpet of green malachite! This is a classic style from around the turn of the 1900s, and was a trim off a larger, old specimen from an antique collection. It is actually really difficult to get one of these, as a thumbnail that meets modern display standards - they were not saving so many thumbnail sized specimens at the time. While there are many azurite specimens to buy that are "small" in size, this particular one is a style and find, that really is special historically.

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