Malachite with Azurite

$225.00

Malachite, a carbonate mineral normally known as “copper carbonate” often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite. The name derives from “mallow-green stone” and due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant.

Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. Azurite has been used as a pigment. It is soft and tends to lose its blue color easily. Heating destroys it completely. To help preserve the deep blue color of a pristine azurite specimen, collectors should use a cool, dark, sealed storage container.

Description

Malachite, a carbonate mineral normally known as “copper carbonate” often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite. The name derives from “mallow-green stone” and due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant.

Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. Azurite has been used as a pigment. It is soft and tends to lose its blue color easily. Heating destroys it completely. To help preserve the deep blue color of a pristine azurite specimen, collectors should use a cool, dark, sealed storage container.

Additional information

Origin

Kerochen, Middle Atlas Mts., Morocco

Dimensions

1.5" x 2.63"" x 1.5"


We are open for business beginning Monday, June 1st under the following guidelines.

 Monday’s the gallery is open 10am – 4pm

Tuesday's - Thursday's - By appointment only

Friday’s the gallery is open 10am – 4pm

We are available to answer your calls and emails Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm.

  • YOU MUST WEAR A MASK TO ENTER – we will be wearing masks
  • NO GROUPS of people will be admitted
  • While in the gallery please maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES
  • If we are busy with other customers you will be asked to wait outside

No public restroom available

These guidelines will remain in effect until further notice, STAY SAFE!