Azurite with Chrysocolla and Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, China
Dimension: 11.3cm x 5.7cm x 4.8cm
Locality: Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
The best piece from the lot acquired in 2019 which features heavily crystalized, flakes of Azurite crystals densely grown and interlinked to form a plate, “floating” on a matrix of bright sky-blue Chrysocolla. The Chrysocolla displays rare botryoidal crystal habit which is a representative characteristic of the species from this special limited find at the world renowned Liufengshan Mine. The back of the piece is even more interesting that is composed of two patches of larger chunks, gemmy Azurite that sparkle from light coming in from any direction. Nestled in a bed of pastel green Malachite, it is dramatic and very attractive in person. Nothing similar came out since then and this is by far the largest and best piece that is undoubtedly a fine museum quality specimen. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.