Azurite - rose form
Shilu Mine, Yangchun County, Yangjiang
6.4 x 5.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
Flower-like hemisphere of Azurite crystals that are sharp, perfect and geometrically arranged. Rosettes from the Shilu Mine rarely were this perfect in form and there have not been any of this sort found for many years. Close exam of this piece shows that the crystals have slightly curved faces and are arranged in slightly curved lines. We have handled many of these rosettes, we obtained many in China over the years. This one stands out as among the very best regardless of size. There are some small balls of Malachite on a few edges but overall this is a pure blue mass of bright Azurite.
Azurite - crystal rosette form
Hanover #2 Mine, Grant County
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
A perfect and brilliant blue Azurite rosette or flower from the Hanover mine in New Mexiso. Complete all around, with vibrant color, luster and no damage. Ex Larry White collection, this is essentially a single crystal with several smaller crystals that are aligned to create the rose form. There is no point of attachment so this a complete floater, it ranks as a competion grade specimen and I have not seen a better thumbnail from here. These are now very uncommon to find for sale except as old collections are broken up. A small collection number has been painted on a corner of the "back" of the piece, we can remove it if requested. Far better in person the electric color is hard to capture or see on a computer screen. .
2.3 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
Tsumeb Azurite in blocky crystals showing bright luster and color. A choice thumbnail from the collection of Larry White, this is in excellent condition and the crystals are well contrasted by the light matrix.
Azurite, Malachite etc
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
6.2 x 4.4 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
Brilliant Azurite crystals up to 2.5 CM on a mixed matrix of Dolomite and Malachite. The Azurites are sharp, flat habit with steep tapering terminations some being very pure, gemmy transparent while others are partly altered to Malachite and are opaque. In fine undamaged condition, from the great finds at Touissit in the 1970's, this displays well and is nicer in person too.
SOLD Azurite -Jackstraw crystals
stock #SOLD AX-19-069
Kerrouchene, Kenifra Province
6.3 x 4.6 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
Slender Azurite crystals in a jumbled mass with electric bright color. With many fine Azurites available now from several world localities, most collectors have a few at least. However this delicate slender habit from Kerrouchene is quite different and has a unique esthetic. These do stand out. All of these crystals are translucent at the ends, with backlight they really glow. This is not photographed with backlight to give a good sense of the look in a typical display, however with some modern lighting the effect is far more impressive. In very good condition overall, there is some contacting mostly on the back and a few small imperfections.
Azurite - rosette nodule
4.6 x 4.4 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
From the brief attempt to reopen the great Tsumeb mine for specimen extraction this is a fine example of a rosette nodule. From the 5.1 sublevel of the west 4 stope this specimen shows unusually large crystal blades and classic radiating form that is much more distinct than were most that were found. In fine condition, complete and quite unlike most of the Azurite from Tsumeb.
Milpillas Azurite with well defined crystals having top luster and electric blue color. Far more striking in person, these crystals show the curved faces that are distinctive from the last pockets found. All are clustered in a complex array and the specimen displays well from many angles. In exceptional condition, a few bits of Malachite are present but this is nearly pure deep blue Azurite. Thanks to the large finds that were preserved from this mine it is possible to find superb Azurites for a a cost far less than it was 10 years ago which is not at all normal in the mineral world.
A perfect 360 degree ball of crystallized Azurite from the ancient mining area of Daye, China. A top thumbnail with beautiful form and simple esthetics. In incredible condition with no damage seen by naked eye or 10X magnification. Ex Larry White collection, he obtained this in 2004 when these were more available. They are now uncommon and never in this quality. We know of a few larger specimens but never quite so perfect and complete.