Description

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

    Bisbee is famous for specimens showing the characteristic orange-tan matrix literally covered by huge quantities of brilliant, dark blue Azurite prisms ... just like you see here. In addition to the many Azurite crystals, with bright luster, a lot of of the same ones also show a weird "sandblasted" luster on certain faces; this is not due to "contact" or damage. The largest crystal is 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) across, and most are smaller. Condition is excellent to pristine. A noted expert has said that, in appearance, it is very similar to specimens known to be from the 1880s.
    Overall Measurements: 5.0 x 3.1 x 1.6 inches (12.7 x 7.9 x 4.1 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

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


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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