Lot 5: AZURITE AND MALACHITE AFTER GYPSUM
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
AZURITE AND MALACHITE AFTER GYPSUM
This fine Azurite and Malachite specimen shows the classic epimorph (Azurite growing over now non-existent Gypsum crystals) and pseudomorph growth (Azurite altering to Malachite) habits that are best known from the Apex Mine near St. George, Utah where this piece is probably from. Perfect for the collector's cabinet, it measures 6 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches.