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Azurite with Malachite

Azurite with Malacite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico

5.7 cm

Photo Credit: J Scovil

A great and highly aesthetic example of the combination of primary malachite and azurite from the now-classic Milpillas locality. This piece was collected in 2012, and comprises a group of lustrous, deep midnight-blue azurite crystals developed over a “thumb” of microcrystalline primary malachite.

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