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Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.9 × 4.8 × 3.2 cm
Description

These crystals show superb luster and all edges and faces are razor sharp terminated. The texture and the epitaxic development of the crystals is really fantastic. There are countless details on this piece, each shows more and more of them in each angle you look at it or in each different angle the light comes to the crystal. This wonderful Azurite assemble alone is 53 mm tall and 43 mm wide. It is perched on matrix, which shows light green Malachite layer, which helps to give more contrast to the piece. It is not only a plate - it is 32mm from front to back side and the matrix is well formed and more tri-dimensional than a photo could ever show. No significant damages to report.

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What's on the rock

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...
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