Dims: 2.1" x 1.3" x 1.2" (5.3 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 1.02 oz. (29.0 g)
Hanover Mine, Silver City, Grants County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
In a pale brown host rock that appears to be made of a chalky, weathered shale, are two round clusters of Azurite crystals. They show only a very small amount of weathering in contrast to their host, and have a dark, nearly navy blue coloration. The larger cluster measures about 0.5" (1.3 cm) in diameter and its smaller counterpart has a diameter of 0.2" (5 mm), and both clusters are in excellent condition, with no visible damage. The crystals that make up the clusters do not exceed 3 mm in length or width and have the stubby, monoclinic form and wedge-shaped terminations of Azurite. They have a bright pearly luster and are only dimly translucent at best.