Dims: 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.4" (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 1.13 oz. (32.1 g)
This excellent little hand specimen consists of several intergrown clusters of prismatic Azurite crystals. Though showing some heavy wear in areas, all of the clusters seem to be in excellent condition, as I can detect no human-induced damage. The crystals reach a maximum length of 0.8" (2.0 cm) and show a good monoclinic form. Crystals that show little wear have a deep, navy-blue coloration and a bright, vitreous luster. Where there is more heavy wear, the crystals have a paler, royal blue coloration and a dull, waxy luster. Among the azurite prisms are several rounded malachite nodules. These are also heavily worn, so that their green color is somewhat paler than normal and their luster is dull. There is no host rock present on this specimen.