Lot 7: AZURITE AND MALACHITE
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
AZURITE AND MALACHITE
Many minerals are found naturally paired, but few create as striking a combination as deep blue azurite and dramatic green malachite. Both copper-derived minerals, they are here arranged in layers, the softer color of the malachite dramatically offset by the vibrant shades of the azurite in a fine collector's specimen, 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches.