Azurite on Malachite Stalactite from Liufengshan Mine
Dimension: 3.3cm x 2.8cm x 2.7cm
Weight: 25g / 125 carat
Locality: Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
A small but extremely precious and beautiful piece of Azurite on Malachite Stalactite specimen from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China. The Azurite crystals are in two very distinct forms and colors: one side displays brigh royal blue Azurite resembling those of the Azurite Suns from Australia while the other side exhibits heavily crystalized, sparkly gem quality crystals of Azurite, amazing! The rarest feature is that both layers of Azurite are grown on the surface of a Malachite Stalactite, outstanding!
Liufengshan Mine is well-known for two types of Azurite – extremely crystallized Azurite of which the crystals are usually of a larger size and are thicker; Azurite with Chrysocolla and Malachite pseudomorph which shows a dazzling range of colors and a significantly bright blue Azurite.