Dims: 1.6" x 1.3" x 0.6" (4.1 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 11.4 g
Hanover Mine, Silver City, Grants County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Five round clusters of Azurite crystals infest the small amount of host rock of this specimen. They are all in excellent condition, showing only a small amount of damage on one cluster. All have a deep, navy-blue coloration and range in size from 0.1" (2-3 mm) to nearly 0.3" (7 mm) in diameter. They are made up of bladed, monoclinic crystals with wedge-shaped terminations that do not exceed 2 mm in length or width. The form of these clusters is sometimes described as a rosette. They are all partially embedded in a very soft, chalky host rock that I think might be made of weathered shale.