Dims: 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.4" (1.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 2.8 g
Lasal, Utah, U.S.A.
Though this Azurite rosette is not affixed to any host rock, it is still worthy of consideration. It is one of the most perfectly-formed clusters of its kind that I have seen. It has a slightly flattened round shape and shows only a very small amount of damage. It is made up of very short, bladed crystals that seem to have a triangular cross-section and do not exceed 2 mm in width. They have a deep, navy-blue coloration and a pearly luster on their visible faces, and are only dimly translucent at best. The crystals show a very uniform, symmetrical arrangement in the cluster. There are also two tiny, rounded globules of dull green, massive malachite on opposite ends of the cluster. I have affixed it inside a domed thimble box for display and protection.