Dims: 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.4" (1.8 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 10.9 g w/ base
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
This thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of 3 or 4 intergrown Azurite crystals. These crystals are in fairly good condition, showing minor damage, and though one is badly broken and mostly incomplete, its damage occurred before it was mined. The largest of these has dimensions of 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.1" (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm) and like the others, has excellent monoclinic bladed form, with sharp edges and clean faces. All have the classic deep azure-blue coloration and vitreous luster. They are likely transparent, but appear to be translucent due to the intense depth of color. There is no host rock present, and the piece is affixed to a flat, square acrylic base with an adhesive putty.