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Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

 
Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Azurite internally altered to Malachite from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 77284
Mineral:Azurite internally altered to Malachite
Locality:Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona
Description:Lustrous translucent blue azurite crystals in a cavity lined with pale-blue gibbsite-chrysocolla. The azurite crystals have strong blue color due to the thin azurite skin altering to fibrous green malachite on the interior (visible in surface fractures). Ex. C. Carter Rich (1935-2018); ex. Gene Meieran collection
Overall Size:4x3.5x3 cm
Crystals:2-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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