Malachite a. Azurite

Malachite a. Azurite

Regular price $10,000.00
SKU:23045
Locality: Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Dimensions: 9.0 x 13.0 x 5.5 cm

The numerous, incredible azurite and malachite after azurite specimens produced since ore production started at the Milpillas Mine in 2006, have lead many mineral experts to proclaim Milpillas azurite specimens as the world's finest examples of the species. Milpillas azurites typically exhibit a slightly lighter blue color (more appealing) than the dark blackish-blue azurite crystals found at most worldwide locales, and the malachite-after-azurite specimens possess superb crystal form and color. This large malachite-after-azurite crystal cluster possesses vibrant green color, strong luster, and sharp crystal form of top Milpillas malachite-after-azurite specimens. Azurite/malachite specimen production was strong at Milpillas from 2008 through 2015, but, the discovery of azurite specimens has slowed dramatically as ore mining has passed through the azurite-bearing, surface oxide zone and has moved into the solid chalcocite orebody beneath. It is little wonder that many advanced mineral collectors have acquired multiple azurite/malachite specimens from Milpillas for their collections. This choice large specimen comes with a custom Sunnywood display base and is from the noted collection of Dr. Steve Neely. Ex - S. Neely Collection

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