Dims: 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.8" (4.1 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm)
Hanover Mine, Silver City, Grants County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Eight Azurite rosette clusters are partly embedded in the soft, chalky host rock of this thumbnail specimen. These clusters range in diameter from 0.2 - 0.5" (0.5 - 1.3 cm) and are in moderately good condition, as 5 of them show spots of paler color and dull luster that indicate damage. Though heavily intergrown, the crystals that make up the rosettes have good monoclinic bladed form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a slightly dull vitreous luster. All have a deep navy-blue coloration and are essentially opaque under normal light, though a dim translucence may be visible around their edges under brighter light. I cannot identify the soft, pale brown host rock.