A +++ Collector Quality Specimen
Dimensions 5.08 x 6.985 x 5 cm
Weight 131 grams
Azurite Keys: Insight, Vision, Intellect, Intuition
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd) Heart (4th) Third Eye (6th) Crown (7th)
Over the past several years, a sizeable number of very spectacular azurite/malachite specimens have been produced. The open pit has been abandoned for sometime now and these recent, beautiful azurite/malachite specimens have come from the series of three (likely interconnected) vertical shafts. Underground the conditions are very challenging, as the deposit is hosted in a thick breccia zone invested with some of the most damp, sticky, red/brown fault gouge and clay imaginable. However, locally firmer areas of limonitic goethite do exist, and it is within these firmer areas that vugs lined with velvety-green malachite and sharp,lustrous deep blue azurite occur.