Collector's Piece: Azurite on Gibbsite with Malachite and Goethite from China
Dimension: 6.4cm x 4.2cm x 1.2cm
Locality: Yangwan Cu deposit, Malipo Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, China
This is a complete floater, a real piece of art! From a January 2021’s limited new find, these Azurite and Gibbsite combo pieces are probably the world’s best for the species, 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! The back side of the piece is even more pretty – “fans” of fibrous Malachite grown over a thick layer of Goethite, and the Goethite underneath displays Goethite pseudormorph after Malachite, outstanding! The radiating fan-shaped Malachite crystals are velvety and shimmering, really beautiful. 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 eastern part of the famous Wenshan Prefecture (Wenshan Mine) where world class blue Hemimorphite and Gibbsite specimens are found.