Beautiful cluster of AZURITE crystals. Rich, dark blue color. Beautiful view all the way around the specimen. You will have a hard decision as to which view to display. Collected in the 1990’s from the Hanover #2 Mine in Grant County, New Mexico. Luster is vitreous.
From the collection of Roger Maynard, Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey in New Mexico.
AZURITE is a copper carbonate mineral, frequently found with Malachite. Sometimes, the Azurite will alter to Malachite. It occurs as a secondary mineral in the oxidation zone of copper deposits. Azurite is very popular mineral among collectors. It belongs to the Monoclinic Crystal System. Hardness is 3.5 – 4 on the Mohs’s scale.
Location: Hanover #2 Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico