Azurite, Malachite

Specimen ID: 0C0-L98

Mineral(s)
Azurite : Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite : Cu2CO3(OH)2
Locality
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
4.3cm x 3.7cm x 2.2cm
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4.3 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm. A fine, old-time and classic azurite and malachite specimen from the mines at Chessy, France. One end of the vuggy vein, attractively sandwiched between matrix, is filled with sharp, lustrous, midnight-blue azurite blades, some pseudomorphing to malachite. The other, open end of the vein has botryoidal, velvet malachite. A very nice juxtaposition and contrast of these two, very similar species. The ancient Chessy mines were closed by the end of the 19th century and this is a fine example of classic forms and species.
Robert Lavinsky - 9th February 2009

Photo added to mindat.org

4.3 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm. A fine, old-time and classic azurite and malachite specimen from the mines at Chessy, France. One end of the vuggy vein, attractively sandwiched between matrix, is filled with sharp, lustrous, midnight-blue azurite blades, some pseudomorphing to malachite. The other, open end of the vein has botryoidal, velvet malachite. A very nice juxtaposition and contrast of these two, very similar species. The ancient Chessy mines were closed by the end of the 19th century and this is a fine example of classic forms and species.
Robert Lavinsky - 9th February 2009
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