Dims: 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.2" (4.0 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm)
Wt: 1.4 oz. (39 g)
Mine de Toussit, Toussit, Oujda, Morocco
Several intact Azurite crystals extend from the dolomite/azurite base of this hand specimen. These crystals reach 0.9" (2.2 cm) in length and are generally in very good condition, though all of them show some damage. The largest crystals are also the least damaged, and show exceptional monoclinic, bladed form, with sharp edges and clean faces that have a vitreous luster. All have the classic azure-blue coloration, which is so dark that the crystals appear nearly opaque in normal light. The dolomite base is made up of many intergrown crystals that are intact and in very good condition.