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    Azurite & Malachite
    Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

    More of a "museum" size than a "large cabinet," this hefty chunk of the dark brown country rock hosts part of the wall of a open fissure, now coated with bubbly forms of mostly Malachite, with a sprinkling of blue Azurite thrown in for an accent. The green of the Malachite comes in two flavors and textures: smooth surfaced, of light color, and other areas with a microcrystalline coating that appears to be just a bit, lighter. The botryoidal Malachite is dotted here and there with bright blue Azurite "BB's" of a matte luster. There are peripheral breaks due to separation from the wall rock; otherwise it is in excellent condition.
    Overall Measurements: 9.2 x 7.8 x 5.0 inches (23.4 x 19.8 x 12.6 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Bruce Mead Collection, ex. Don Baker Collection, ex. James Melton Collection


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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