A display specimen of azurite crystals within botryoidal malachite from Morocco. Azurite, named due to its rich azure colour, is a mineral that has been known to man since ancient times. It is a soft, deep blue mineral and an ore of copper. Azurite, has long been in use by man, with such uses including as a pigment in paint, jewellry and in prospecting, as the presence of azurite often meant the presence of copper. This particular piece features beautiful azurite crystals set within a matrix of botryoidal malachite, the crystals range in size from from 1.5 – 2 cm. The piece also features several other inclusions of crystalline azurite as well as small amounts of baryte. The specimen is supplied with an information label, it weighs roughly 140 grams and measures approximately 5 x 3.5 x 4 cm at its widest points. This sample would make an excellent addition to any smaller mineral collection.