Dims: 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.6" (9.0 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm)
Wt: 4.29 oz. (121.6 g)
Grant County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
This large hand specimen consists of several Azurite rosettes, most of which are intergrown, that are partly embedded in a chalky matrix. The rosettes do not generally exceed 0.3" (8 mm) in diameter and are in fair condition at best, as most are severely weathered and several are so worn as to be incomplete. Their azure-blue color fades according to their weathering, and several still show the sparkle of definable crystals. The chalky matrix in which they rest is stained green with copper and contains a vein of either chrysocolla or another secondary copper mineral.