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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 05:46    Post subject: Favourite Azurites?  

Azurite, though not one my favourites, is for sure one of the classic minerals that many collectors love. I think it should not miss here in these favourite listing. And though this mineral is not one of my collecting focuses, there are some azurites / azurite localities that I really like. I'd like to see what your favourites are, mine are:

- Arizona (Bisbee, Morenci and others)
- Altenmittlau, Hesse, Germany
- Tsumeb, Namibia



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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Carlota Mine, Top of the World, Miami-Inspiration District (Globe-Miami District), Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 12 cm / 6 cm / 15 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  8863 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  8861 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 10 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  8864 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Dolomite
 Locality:
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen, Germany
 Dimensions: 3,5 cm
 Description:
ex my collection
 Viewed:  8857 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite, Chrysocolla, Tenorite
 Locality:
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 19 cm
 Description:
my collection
 Viewed:  8855 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 07:22    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Gotta go Mexican if you're gonna pull out azurite...Milpillas is THE locality in terms of beauty, variety and quantity.


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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 10 x 8 cm
 Description:
Biggest azurites are 2 cm across. Tolvas Duales. Peter Megaw specimen, Jeff Scovil image
 Viewed:  8833 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12 cm x 12 cm x 7cm
 Description:
The Bat...thin plates with dickite between them. Peter Megaw specimen, Jeff Scovil image
 Viewed:  8827 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 9 x 4 cm
 Description:
Different bladed style.
Peter Megaw specimen, Jeff Scovil image
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 08:09    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Excellent Azurite from Morenci, Tobi. Fine Azurites from Milpillas, Peter. I include an old time Azurite from Chessy-les-mines.


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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite.
 Locality:
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 7.3 × 6 × 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8800 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 09:07    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

And this one seen at the Munich Show in 2017.


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Description:
 Viewed:  8776 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 10:03    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

For sure Tsumeb, Milpillas, and Bisbee have to be at the top of the list as far as the number of superb specimens they have produced. However there are so many other localities that are worthy of mention such as Touissit, Shilu, Malbunka, etc.


0766 Azurite - Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, second oxidation zone, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia
 Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 6.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8758 Time(s)

0766 Azurite - Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.jpg



2629 Azurite - Milpillas Mine, Ciutaca, Sonora, Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 2.0 cm x 3.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8754 Time(s)

2629 Azurite - Milpillas Mine, Ciutaca, Sonora, Mexico.jpg



2267 Azurite - Junction Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Calumet and Arizona Mine, Calumet and Arizona group of claims, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 2.7 cm x 3.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8748 Time(s)

2267 Azurite - Junction Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona.jpg



1126 Azurite - Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Reg., Morocco.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 4.4 cm x 6.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8753 Time(s)

1126 Azurite - Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Reg., Morocco.jpg



1037 Azurite - Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Guangdong Prov., China.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
 Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8752 Time(s)

1037 Azurite - Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Guangdong Prov., China.jpg



2166 Azurite - Malbunka Cu Mine, Areyonga, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Malbunka copper Mine, Western Aranda, Ltalaltuma, Australia
 Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 8.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8755 Time(s)

2166 Azurite - Malbunka Cu Mine, Areyonga, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia.jpg



0483 Azurite - Nevada Lode Claim, La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
La Sal Mountains, La Sal District, Grand County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 5.1 cm x 5.5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8748 Time(s)

0483 Azurite - Nevada Lode Claim, La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah.jpg



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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Hanover #2 Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 2.2 cm x 3.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8750 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 11:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

YES - my favorite mineral. I'm color-blind in the red/green wave lengths but can see blues well so.... I guess it's no surprise.

Like Pete said - Milpillas rules for azurites - my other favorites are Bisbee, Tsumeb and Touissit in that order. Tsumeb and Touissit are lagging since the azurites from there tend to be black rather than blue - and Milpillas and Bisbee tend to be so much more "electric".

Without repeating photos from these localities, I'll post two of the more memorable azurites that I've seen over the years.

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Chingola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
 Description:
I saw this specimen in Richard LeSueur's room at the 2018 Tucson show at the HTTC. The vivid, lustrous blue is contrasted tremendously with the brown iron oxide coated matrix
 Viewed:  8728 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
 Description:
This specimen would catch your eye from way across the room. The luster and electric blue color are right up there with Milpillas. In the Scott Rudolf case at the 2019 TGMS Show
 Viewed:  8728 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 11:47    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Great contributions, guys! I guess it was a rather good idea to start this topic ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 14:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Here are a couple of my favorites, starting with this one from the Jewel Pocket, Milpillas. This was a fairly small pocket which produced some very nice Azurites with inky midnight blue crystals on a bed of electric blue xls


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 4.3 x 3.0 cms.
 Description:
Joe Budd Photo
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 14:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Here is another specimen from a lesser known locality in the DRC.


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kimbwé, Kinsevere District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
 Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.1 x 3.0 cms.
 Description:
 Viewed:  8635 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 14:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Just a couple from my Arizona collection


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 Mineral: Azurite on Malachite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0cm x 7.5cm
 Description:
Former collections of Frank Knechtel and Carl Stentz
 Viewed:  8624 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 3.5cm x 4.8cm
 Description:
Former collections of E. Mitchell Gunnell and P. Polndorf
 Viewed:  8616 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite on Malachite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0cm x 5.1cm
 Description:
Former collection of MIguel Romero
 Viewed:  8618 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2020 16:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  




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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8576 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 6.0 x 7.0 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8556 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos (Lao P.D.R.)
 Dimensions: 12.4 x 5.6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  8563 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2020 01:51    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Outstanding specimens, I love that large one from Laos!
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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2020 07:29    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

thank your for this thread.
Definitively one of my favorite mineral (but quite expensive indeed) to dream of.

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2020 11:56    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

One of my favorite azurites in my collection is this Bisbee piece from the 400 foot level of the Copper Queen mine. It's provenance is from the James Douglas collection (first president of Phelps Dodge Corporation and owner of the Copper Queen mine) and the National Museum of Natural History.


Azurite-Malachite-Bisbee-Arizona-18cm-22.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 6
 Description:
Joe Budd Photographer
 Viewed:  8343 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2020 12:00    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

This is the Back of the specimen

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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 6
 Description:
Joe Budd photographer
 Viewed:  8343 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2020 10:52    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

A few more from my collection.


DSCN5704a.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Old Town workings, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0cm x 5.2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7989 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Morenci Mine, Northwest Extension, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.8cm x 5.0m
 Description:
Morenci, Morenci Open Pit, Arizona
Former collections of Tom Potucek, Colorado School of Mines
 Viewed:  7989 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 3.8cm x 7.1cm
 Description:
Former collection of Lloyd Tate
 Viewed:  7990 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
United Verde Mine, Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 2.3cm x 3.0cm
 Description:
Former collection of Frank Knechtel
 Viewed:  7991 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 4.8cm x 3.5cm
 Description:
Former collections of W.E. Baker, Robert J. Trimingham, Les and Paula Presmyk,
 Viewed:  7989 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Apex Mine, Jarvis Peak, Beaver Dam Mountains, Tutsagubet District, Washington County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5cm x 4.3cm
 Description:
Former collection of Frank Knechtel
 Viewed:  7993 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Big Indian Mine, Big Indian District, San Juan County, Utah, USA
 Description:
Big Indian Mine, Lisbon Valley, Utah
This one has been in my collection since Oct 1981 and is from the old finds.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2020 16:57    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Philippe Durand wrote:
thank your for this thread.
Definitively one of my favorite mineral (but quite expensive indeed) to dream of.


Hi, Philippe.

I've long since stopped making big dreams.
I had to be happy with some "siesta" (very cheap indeed).

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 34 x 20 mm
 Description:
Pseudo-cubic crystals.
 Viewed:  7403 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 35 x 21 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7405 Time(s)

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IMG_20200421_201719.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
La Sal Mountains, La Sal District, Grand County, Utah, USA
 Dimensions: 23 x 21 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7403 Time(s)

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IMG_20200423_205002 - Copia.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 32 x 28 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7402 Time(s)

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IMG_20200423_204658.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 41 x 18 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7402 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite, Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 72 x 11 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7403 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2020 14:36    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Some African favourites from my collection...


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, second oxidation zone, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region , Namibia
 Dimensions: 10.3cm
 Description:
OK, a wee bit of a liberty, as this is only partly azurite...but the malachite replacement is very aesthetic and specific, leaving the ends of the azurite prisms intact. From the "Perkins Sams" pocket of the early 1980s. Ex Frank Levy and George Elling collections. Photo credit: Joe Budd
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Azurite-Malachite-Tsumeb-Namibia-75mm-KSchofield061626.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 7.5cm
 Description:
My favourite from Tsumeb. The secondary growth of azurite is deep lustrous blue over the earlier dull partially-replaced first generation. A late scattering of mm-scale cerussites. Photo credit: Joe Budd
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 Mineral: Smithsonite with Azurite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 9.1cm
 Description:
A very rare association (per Paul Keller, Mineralogical Record Tsumeb issue, 1977) of a spray of azurite on deep apple-green smithsonite, probably from the first oxidation zone. Photo credit: Joe Budd
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Azurite Nchanga Open Pit, Zambia EDIT2 Sep16 11k.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Nchanga Mine, Intermediate Orebody 12E, 151m bench, Chingola, Chingola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
 Dimensions: 11.2cm
 Description:
An aggregate of robust rather unusual fan-shaped crystals collected in 1980 by Richard le Sueur when he was employed as the mine geologist.
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Azurite on Malachite Nchanga Open Pit, Zambia Edit2 Sep16 7k.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Nchanga Mine, Intermediate Orebody 12E, 151m bench, Chingola, Chingola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
 Dimensions: 10cm
 Description:
More delicate fan-shaped crystals on a matrix of malachite
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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2020 15:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

A magnificent representation of African azurites!
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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2020 16:25    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Grazie Sante!
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