Dims: 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.1" (7.4 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 2.71 oz. (77.0 g)
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona, U.S.A.
Several intergrown Azurite "rosettes" rest on the rusty-brown host rock of this specimen. They measure up to 0.4" (1.0 cm) in diameter and are in moderately good condition, as several are damaged, one considerably so. Each rosette is made up of several round Azurite blades that have excellent form. All are a deep azure-blue in color and have a bright, vitreous luster. Under halogen light, they are moderately translucent. The rosettes rest upon a reniform crust of intergrown malachite nodules. These nodules are in very good condition and are well-formed, with a pale green color and a dull luster. They are especially visible in a small pocket on the opposite side of the main Azurite formation (see the second image). The host rock seems to be a bit too hard to be goethite, though it does contain that mineral- I am not exactly sure what the material is.