Collector's Piece: Azurite and Malachite from Liufengshan Mine
Dimension: 8cm x 7cm x 6.1cm
Locality: Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
An outstanding Azurite specimen in a good size from the Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China. Laces of shinny, vivid sapphire-blue colored Azurite resembling ocean waves aesthetically edged the sparkly, gem quality Azurite in a beautiful deep royal blue color, which creates a contrasting visual effect. This is by far the most beautiful Azurite vein ever discovered at the Liufengshan Mine, we are not sure how many of these beautiful creatures could be found but I am acquiring as many as I could, the colors are insanely good and we have never seen something like this before. The good ones are very limited though, because of the harsh mining environment.
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.