Dims: 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.2" (8.1 x 7.6 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 5.83 oz. (165.3 g)
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona, U.S.A.
Dozens of tiny Azurite "rosettes" rest in hollows and crevices of the goethite/limonite host rock of this specimen. None of these rosettes exceeds 0.2" (5 mm) in diameter, but most are in excellent condition, being sheltered in their hollows. Though heavily intergrown, the monoclinic bladed form of the crystals seems to be very good. They have the obligatory deep azure-blue color and bright vitreous luster of Azurite, and one or two hollows are even lined with tiny prismatic crystals that are slightly deeper in color than the rosettes. They are essentially opaque due to their positioning, and are accompanied by many intergrown formations of reniform malachite (see the second image). The host rock itself appears to have a similar ren