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RM520   Azurite with Malachite after azurite

Kerrouchen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Brilliant and sharp azurite crystal with prismatic forms and defined terminal faces. With good color, luster and some transparency, which is partly substituted by malachite. Disposed in a cavity of the rocky matrix.
In Kerrouchen, a classic Moroccan mineral locality, each miner has his own "hole" and get its samples. T
here are several mines aligned on a particular stratigraphic level, with low gallery development. Miners obtain the specimens by hammering, so obtaining them in matrix it is not easy.


Size: 8,0 x 6,8 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.
Found in 02/2013.

 
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