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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2020 16:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Azurite is one of those classic minerals you just have to have in a fine-mineral collection and it's certainly one of the few minerals out there that everyone seems to appreciate! Azurite's incredible beauty, structural variability and extreme luster gives it the ability to catch the gaze of any onlooker with great ease.
Like most of the mineral collecting community, I too have acquired my fair share of azurite based specimens, but I never received an azurite that really popped until I acquired several fairly unique Azurite and Malachite on Quartz specimens from the following mine:

- [M'Cissi, Alnif Country, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, (Morocco)]

I have attached images of (3) of my favorite Azurite specimens from this specific mine location. They are my personal favorites for the following reasons:

- Unique Azurite and Malachite mineral combo on oxidized red Quartz matrix
- Very clear Azurite to Malachite pseudomorphism
- Maintains classic brilliant royal blue color and luster



IMG_0613.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (5.75 x 5.25 x 3.5 cm)
 Description:
(1 of 3) Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Front Side)
 Viewed:  1826 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (5.75 x 5.25 x 3.5 cm)
 Description:
(1 of 3) Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Back Side)
 Viewed:  1824 Time(s)

IMG_0614.jpg



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 Mineral: Azurite & Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (5.75 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm)
 Description:
(2 of 3) Azurite and& Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Front Side). Larger Quartz crystals
 Viewed:  1827 Time(s)

IMG_0615.jpg



IMG_0616.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (5.75 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm)
 Description:
(2 of 3) Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Back Side). Larger Quartz Crystals
 Viewed:  1827 Time(s)

IMG_0616.jpg



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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm)
 Description:
(3 of 3) Azurite and Malachite pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Front Side). Pseudomorphism from Azurite to Malachite is very prominent and beautiful on this particular specimen with the mineral displaying an appealing turquoise blue tint.
 Viewed:  1825 Time(s)

IMG_0619.jpg



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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: (4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm)
 Description:
(3 of 3) Azurite & Malachite pseudomorph on Quartz matrix specimen (Back Side). Pseudomorphism from Azurite to Malachite is very prominent and beautiful on this particular specimen with the mineral displaying an appealing turquoise blue tint.
 Viewed:  1823 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2020 17:00    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

....here I have added a couple more images of the (3) Azurite and Malachite on Quartz specimens side by side so they can be easily compared!

Mine Location: M'Cissi, Alnif Country, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, (Morocco)



IMG_0624.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Description:
Image showing all (3) specimens, discussed above, side by side for comparison
 Viewed:  1809 Time(s)

IMG_0624.jpg



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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite partial pseudomorph on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Description:
Image showing all (3) specimens, discussed above, side by side for comparison
 Viewed:  1810 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 04:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Kevin Schofield wrote:
Smithsonite with Azurite
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
A truly magnificent specimen, Kevin, what a beauty!!!
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 08:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Great specimens here - congrats to all!
Yes - Morocco belongs to the countries with several fabulous Azurite localities. I had two visits to this wonderful country and of course I brought back some nice minerals. So I hope not to bore you with mine…..



Azurit M'Cissi IMG_7613.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6,3 x 2,5 cm
 Description:
Typical stalactite from M'Cissi
 Viewed:  1723 Time(s)

Azurit M'Cissi IMG_7613.jpg



Malachit Azurit Quarz M'cissi, Er Rachidia, Marokko 6 cm MG_1217 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite on Quartz
 Locality:
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6 x 3,5 cm
 Description:
Small Azurite and Malachite on Quartz - a very colorful specimen
 Viewed:  1720 Time(s)

Malachit Azurit Quarz M'cissi, Er Rachidia, Marokko 6 cm MG_1217 fc.jpg



Azurit Malachit, Touissit, Jerada Prov., Marokko 35 mm IMG_1379.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 35 x 28 mm
 Description:
Azurite and Malachite pseudomorph Azurite
 Viewed:  1724 Time(s)

Azurit Malachit, Touissit, Jerada Prov., Marokko 35 mm  IMG_1379.jpg



Azurit Touissit, Jerada Prov., Marokko x 20 mm IMG_5403 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 55 x 37 mm
 Description:
A 2 cm crystal on a carbonate matrix
 Viewed:  1723 Time(s)

Azurit Touissit, Jerada Prov., Marokko x 20 mm IMG_5403 fc.jpg



Azurit Kerrrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko, 95 mm IMG_0226.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 95 x 48 mm
 Description:
Azurite from Kerrouchen in matrix
 Viewed:  1720 Time(s)

Azurit Kerrrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko, 95 mm IMG_0226.jpg



Azurit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 3 cm IMG_0222.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: FOV 3 x 2 cm
 Description:
Azurite from Kerrouchen
 Viewed:  1723 Time(s)

Azurit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 3 cm IMG_0222.jpg



Azurit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 30 mm IMG_0217 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 3 x 1 cm
 Description:
Azurite TN from Kerrrouchen
 Viewed:  1723 Time(s)

Azurit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 30 mm IMG_0217 fc.jpg



Azurit Malachit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 53 mm IMG_0230.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 53 x 37 mm
 Description:
Azurite and Malachite replacing Azurite from Kerrouchen
 Viewed:  1723 Time(s)

Azurit Malachit Kerrouchen, Khenifra Prov., Marokko 53 mm IMG_0230.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 12:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Austria is not really famous for Azurites. But the nice specimens from the historic Schwaz-Brixlegg mining district deserve some attention. The crystals are always small - but in combination with other minerals they make a great addition for any collection.


Azurit Baryt Lilienstollen 42 mm IMG_6198 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Lilien adit, Kleinkogel, St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Kufstein, Inn Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol, Austria
 Dimensions: 42 x 26 mm
 Description:
Azurite on Baryte and Dolomite from Lilien adit, Brixlegg, Tyrol
 Viewed:  1680 Time(s)

Azurit Baryt Lilienstollen 42 mm IMG_6198 fc.jpg



Azurit St. Gertraudi IMG_0030.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Lilien adit, Kleinkogel, St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Kufstein, Inn Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol, Austria
 Dimensions: 20 x 15 mm
 Description:
Azurite balls on Calcite
 Viewed:  1678 Time(s)

Azurit St. Gertraudi IMG_0030.JPG



Azurit St.Gertraudi 6 cm IMG_6338.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Lilien adit, Kleinkogel, St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Kufstein, Inn Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol, Austria
 Dimensions: 60 x 53 mm
 Description:
Azurite and Malachite on Dolomite from Lilien adit, Brixlegg, Tyrol
 Viewed:  1677 Time(s)

Azurit St.Gertraudi 6 cm IMG_6338.JPG



Azurit St.Gertraudi 9 cm IMG_6377.JPG
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Lilien adit, Kleinkogel, St Gertraudi, Brixlegg, Kufstein, Inn Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol, Austria
 Dimensions: 90 x 60 mm
 Description:
Spherical Azurite from Lilien adit, Brixlegg, Tyrol
 Viewed:  1678 Time(s)

Azurit St.Gertraudi 9 cm IMG_6377.JPG


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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2020 14:44    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Those are some awesome specimens from M'Cissi Gerhard! Glad to see some prime examples from this locale!
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2020 02:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Gerhard Brandstetter wrote:
Austria is not really famous for Azurites. But the nice specimens from the historic Schwaz-Brixlegg mining district deserve some attention. The crystals are always small - but in combination with other minerals they make a great addition for any collection.
Gerhard, this 4 cm specimen of azurite on baryte is too beautiful, it made me speechless. This should be photographed in better quality, it would make a perfect book or magazine cover!
What a beauty, it looks like a work of art, SIMPLY PERFECT!
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2020 03:25    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Gerhard, your Brixklegg azurites are simply wonderful! Is this an old find or did you collect them by yourself?
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2020 04:43    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Thank you for the nice words, Conor, Tobi and Volkmar!

I have several photo versions from the 4 cm specimen, but this is the image I like most.
From Schwaz-Brixlegg area I have a nice subcollection with a lot of other samples and of course different minerals, but this is my favourite specimen too.

To my knowledge the finds from several Brixlegg adits have been made in the last few years, but also old samples do exist. Sorry to say - I have never been underground in Brixlegg - but I want to so much and it is on my to do list! So I bought these rocks at local mineral shows and online auctions. The 4 cm showstopper is from such an auction!

I visited other mines close to Schwaz and several old dumps with nice Tyrolite and other good finds - mostly small.

And now I hope to see more good Azurites from other places - show us yours!
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2020 17:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Hello.

Some European azurites.

Best regards.
Sante



IMG_20200429_195330.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 Dimensions: 73 x 69 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1465 Time(s)

IMG_20200429_195330.jpg



IMG_20200428_111837.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture, Greece
 Dimensions: 85 x 45 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_20200428_111837.jpg



IMG_20200428_112043.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture, Greece
 Dimensions: 85 x 45 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_20200428_112043.jpg



IMG_20200429_195755.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite,
 Locality:
Sa Duchesa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 75 x 40 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_20200429_195755.jpg



IMG_20200428_110245.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture, Greece
 Dimensions: 34 x 14 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1463 Time(s)

IMG_20200428_110245.jpg



IMG_20200429_195649.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite
 Locality:
Sa Duchesa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: 11,5 x 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1465 Time(s)

IMG_20200429_195649.jpg



IMG_20200422_202732.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 34 x 31 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_20200422_202732.jpg



IMG_20200428_200952.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite, Olivenite
 Locality:
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 Dimensions: 98 x 74 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1465 Time(s)

IMG_20200428_200952.jpg



IMG_20200428_202037.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite, Malachite, Olivenite
 Locality:
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 Dimensions: 98 x 74 mm
 Description:
Detail.
 Viewed:  1464 Time(s)

IMG_20200428_202037.jpg


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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2020 19:29    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Hello.

Italy, which has been generous with many mineralogical species, has been stingy with azurite. Except for some very old samples from Sardinia and Elba island, there are no centimeter crystals.
Therefore in this section I will not share my other azurites found in Italy, except for two small specimens which I consider particularly interesting as they have an archaeological rather than mineralogical value.

The first is a plate of tiny crystals found in the deepest layers of the Etruscan dumps of Serrabottini. The mere thought that this piece was excavated six centuries b. Ch. and it was, even if fleetingly, touched by an Etruscan hand fills me with emotion.

The second, although found in Rome, probably comes from Africa.
An archaelogist friend of mine, my neighbor when I lived in Rome, found it during the work on the Domus Aurea of Emperor Nero.
It is known that the Roman matrons used various minerals for their make-up (azurite, malachite, cinnabar, hematite...) as powders of these species have been found in several ancient beauty cases. This azurite nodule was probably intended for this purpose.
Another hypothesis is that it was intended to prepare pigments for the countless decorations present in the huge Domus Aurea which stretched over an area of 80 hectars! In one way or another, it is a mineralogical sample excavated about 2000 years ago.

Having two such ancient specimens in my collection gives me satisfaction and joy.
I hope you find them interesting.

Warm greetings from Italy.
Sante



IMG_20200430_111449.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Description:
Serrabottini, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
67 x 47 mm
Found in the deepest layers of the dumps, to refer to the Etruscan processing. (VI century before Ch.)
 Viewed:  1371 Time(s)

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IMG_20200430_114206.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Description:
Roman Empire
33 x 30 mm
Found in Domus Aurea of Emperor Nero. The construction dates back to 64-68 after Ch.
 Viewed:  1371 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 01:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Those are really historical specimens !
Archeology and mineralogy together.
It is very impressive.

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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 05:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Hi there,

Here is my first attempt to upload a picture.

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Edit: I have no idea why the locality is not shown in the description field.
Bor-Majdanpek mining district, Bor District, Central Serbia, Serbia
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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Bor-Majdanpek mining area, Bor, Bor District, Central Serbia, Serbia
 Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 4 cm
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 Viewed:  1307 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 12:35    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Stefan Koch wrote:
Hi there,
Here is my first attempt to upload a picture.
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Edit: I have no idea why the locality is not shown in the description field.
Bor-Majdanpek mining district, Bor District, Central Serbia, Serbia
Wonderful specimen, Stefan, I think this is the first beautiful mineral specimen ever that I see from Serbia!

P.S. I added the locality in the description field.
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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 14:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Since the thread is going strong, I thought I'd post a couple more. One very old (not quite Etruscan though!) from France, and the other from a much more recent find in Vietnam.


Azurite-Chessy les Mines France-14cm-KSchofield-HFMS0417-64.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 9.5 cm
 Description:
Has the tiny white specs, like small sand grains, that seem to be very typical of Chessy azurite. If anybody knows what mineral this is, I'd love to find out!
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Azurite-Malachite-Laos-14cm-KSchofield0416-30.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite with Malachite
 Locality:
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos (Lao P.D.R.)
 Dimensions: 14 cm
 Description:
A few broken tips show that the interiors of the crystals are made up of malachite with a "spongy" texture. The chicken/egg question of whether this is alteration of the core of the crystal, or azurite growing over malachite is the topic of at least one other thread on FMF...
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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 14:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

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Has the tiny white specs, like small sand grains, that seem to be very typical of Chessy azurite. If anybody knows what mineral this is, I'd love to find out!


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PostPosted: May 01, 2020 15:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Kevin Schofield wrote:

Has the tiny white specs, like small sand grains, that seem to be very typical of Chessy azurite. If anybody knows what mineral this is, I'd love to find out!


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PostPosted: May 09, 2020 14:00    Post subject: Favourite Azurites? - Concepción del Oro  

Let me start with this Azurite that I especially like for sentimental reasons since in my adolescence when I read mineral books the locality "Concepción del Oro" appeared frequently and since its name in Spanish could be read as "where the Gold grow" my imagination would fantasize and I imagined wonderful minerals there born from the rocks! 😉

With this piece I connect the beauty of the Azurites with my love for the minerals in my teenage years as then this locality was mythical for me.



Azurite - Concepción del Oro_Municipio Concepción del Oro_Mexico.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Description:
6.4 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm.
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PostPosted: May 11, 2020 12:57    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

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Azurite with Malachite
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos (Lao P.D.R.)
Dimensions: 14 cm
Kevin, I've seen a lot of stunnnig azurites in this thread, but THIS 14 specimen from Laos is simply TOO good. What an incredible killer specimen, just great!
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PostPosted: May 24, 2020 16:11    Post subject: Re: Favourite Azurites?  

Tobi wrote:
Kevin Schofield wrote:
Azurite with Malachite
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhét Province, Laos (Lao P.D.R.)
Dimensions: 14 cm
Kevin, I've seen a lot of stunnnig azurites in this thread, but THIS 14 specimen from Laos is simply TOO good. What an incredible killer specimen, just great!


Thanks Tobi!

For my "last hurrah" on this thread (although hopefully others will continue it), here are three "two-faced" pieces that can be looked at and admired from both sides (although those of you old enough to recognize the nomenclature of 45s will identify the A and B sides...)



Milpillas Azurite Reverse.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite with Malachite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
Bright blue, partially replaced azurite with a chalky texture. I have not seen any other azurites with this colour or texture from Milpillas. Has anybody else?
 Viewed:  277 Time(s)

Milpillas Azurite Reverse.jpg



Milpillas Azurite Front.jpg
 Mineral: Malachite replacing Azurite
 Locality:
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
 Dimensions: 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
On this side, the Azurite is completely replaced by chatoyant malachite
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Milpillas Azurite Front.jpg



Azurite-Malachite-HolbrookMine-Arizona-105mm-106.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite with Malachite
 Locality:
Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 6 cm
 Description:
Ex Barclay Bittner, Les Presmyk, Ed David collections.
 Viewed:  276 Time(s)

Azurite-Malachite-HolbrookMine-Arizona-105mm-106.jpg



Azurite-Malachite-HolbrookMine-Arizona-105mm-110.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite with Malachite
 Locality:
Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  277 Time(s)

Azurite-Malachite-HolbrookMine-Arizona-105mm-110.jpg



Azurite Concepcion del Oro Zacatecas Mexico 3.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
A classic total floater azurite rose from Conception del Oro
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Azurite Concepcion del Oro Zacatecas Mexico 3.jpg



Azurite Concepcion del Oro Zacatecas Mexico 1.jpg
 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
 Dimensions: 7 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm
 Description:
The other side...note that the top of the first picture is bottom-left on this one (apologies for the lousy photography on this one...all my own work!)
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