Dims: 5.7 x 5.0 x 2.6" (14.5 x 12.7 x 6.6 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 10.6 oz. (1.207 kg)
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona, U.S.A.
A few thin Azurite crusts partly coat the dark brown base of this cabinet specimen. These crusts are very thin (1-2 mm maximum) and are made up of countless Azurite crystals that are nearly microscopic in size. The crusts are in moderately good condition, though several obvious spots of damage are present. Along with the Azurite crusts are a few chrysocolla crusts, one of which partly covers the largest Azurite crust. This chrysocolla crust is evident by the gradual change in coloration from an aqua-blue to a deep azure-blue, signifying the thinning and eventual end of the chrysocolla coating. There are also many tiny rounded chrysocolla blades and a few broken, round nodules on an adjacent face.