Azurite on Gibbsite with Malachite and Goethite from Yangwan Cu deposit, Wenshan
Dimension: 11.8cm x 7.9cm x 2.5cm Weight: 148g Locality: Yangwan Cu deposit, Malipo Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, China This new find of Azurite and Gibbsite combo piece is probably the world’s best of species for color and intensity. The surface of sky blue Gibbsite is densely covered in tiny, highly crystalized Azurite that exhibits insanely vivid royal blue color, and they are extremely sparkly, too! This is one of the most precious and aesthetic pieces I had acquired from the January 2021 small pocket discovery, the rest of which (those I didn’t select) were quickly snapped up and disappeared in the market according to two of my miner’s friends. The back side of the piece is also full of surprises where fibrous Malachite and a thin layer of Goethite have grown over the surface, alongside with patches of gem quality tiny crystals of Azurite. This is a truly wonderful winning display specimen that is of museum quality and miraculous aesthetics. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand. The vein-type and stratified Copper deposit of the Yangwan ore field in Malipo County, Yunnan is one of the few mineral deposits in the world which was formed during Middle Triassic (about 247 million to 235 million years ago). It is located in the famous Wenshan Prefecture (Wenshan Mine) where world class blue Hemimorphite and Gibbsite specimens are found.