Description

    Azurite
    Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

    As a test, hold this Tsumeb Azurite under a good light and move it around. When all the corresponding crystal faces light up because they are co-planar, it becomes clear that this specimen is but one, single crystal, albeit one with a lot of almost separate and unconnected faces. The blue Azurite matrix is another clue to its mono-crystalline nature, even if it appears very different from the shining, indigo prisms that rise from it. The luster is brilliant and there is enough transparency to see deep blue color when backlit. In excellent to pristine condition, with some minor inconsequential nicks to some peripheral edges.
    Overall Measurements: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.4 inches (10.3 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Dr. Raul & Helen Madrid Collection, ex. Beaty Collection, accompanied by Silverado Minerals and Harvey Gordon labels.


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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