Azurite and Malachite, on Matrix - NTS 007

Azurite, partly altered to malachite, on matrix.

Measurements:  60 x 53 x 25 mm

Description:  Azurite, partly altered to malachite, sits on a rock matrix with dendrites on the bottom. Parts of the azurite have a white coating of minute (to us, unknown) crystals. 

The specimen displays well on a flat surface, all-round. The matrix (to one of the specimen's sides) has been trimmed. The azurite has a few nicks and contact marks.

Weight of Specimen:  96.1 g

Chemical Composition:  Cu3(CO3)2(OH)(azurite)
                                       Cu2+(CO3)(OH)2  (malachite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (azurite)  3.5 – 4
                                          (malachite)  3.5 - 4

Location:  Tsumeb, Northern Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NTS 007

US $ 180


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