Azurite - Namibia

Azurite - Namibia
Azurite - Namibia
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Azurite mineral specimens with malachite from Namibia, particularly the Tsumeb Mine (5.1 sublevel, west 4 stope), Tsumeb Oshikoto region. Eye catching royal blue in colour with occurences of contrasting green which is malachite. This popular copper ore mineral has been used through out human history in various ways. Samples of this particular mineral are becoming exceedingly rare to obtain in recent times. Supplied in lots of 250 grams in a polythene bag with an information label. The size of the pieces ranges from approximately 5 mm to 2 cm.
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Azurite mineral specimens with malachite from Namibia, azurite is an eye catching rich blue mineral specimen and a major copper ore. This mineral has been known to humans for centuries and aside from being a copper deposit indicator was also historically used as a blue pigment for early paint and in jewellery. It is a carbonate mineral which is unstable at the surface, more so than malachite, as such, it has a tendency to pseudomorphically be replaced by malachite, which is why the two are so often found together, creating vibrant contrasts of green and blue. These particular mineral specimens come from the Tsumeb Mine (5.1 sublevel, west 4 stope), Tsumeb Oshikoto region, Namibia and is rare to obtain. Supplied in lots of 250 grams in a polythene bag with an information label. The size of the pieces ranges from approximately 5 mm to 2 cm.
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