Azurite Shilu copper mine, Guangdong Province, China
With all the excitement of azurite nodules from Russia and unbelievable crystals from Milpillas in Mexico, it may be easy to ignore these wonderful nodules that came out of China a while back. Then again, if you have an azurite sub-collection, you should certainly have one of these beauties. This piece has no damage and nice size. It also has rather well developed large crystals and a few places where it the azurite has turned to malachite. A great piece in much better shape than many I have seen from this locality. And I don't see them any more. What would this cost if it came from Morocco today?
6 x 6 x 4.5 cm