Azurite Malachite #5 Thumbnail Specimen (Kerrouchene, Morocco)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Azurite (blue) and Malachite (green)
Locality: Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Dimensions: 0.69" x 0.46" (18mm x 12mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Azurite and malachite have intergrown in this natural, organic specimen. The shades vary from navy blue to ultramarine, sage to brightest green. Oxides may be present. Habits vary from fibrous to botryoidal, and may have velvety or rough textures.
Azurite and malachite are copper bearing minerals, which form in primary and secondary zones of copper deposits. As with all metallic minerals, they should be kept out of the elements and away from water. Malachite in particular, should not be inhaled or used internally.
Healing Keywords: Azurite--insight, intuition, psychic power. Malachite--protection, heart healing, leadership, decisionmaking.
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