A beautiful Azurite Sun from the renowned Malbunka Copper Mine. This is a solid piece of Azurite in striking electric blue. Azurite from this location forms differently to all other types. They make excellent specimens for the serious mineral collector and add a good splash of colour too. Azurite Suns are unique to Australia. They are mined underground from Kaolinite deposits. There are several locations for Azurite around Australia but only one with this lovely form. This Azurite Sun comes with a perspex stand to go straight into the cabinet.
6.5cm x 6.2cm x 2cm, 130g.
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia.
Azurite is a popular mineral, typically found as tabular to prismatic crystals of a deep “azure blue” colour. However there are over 45 well-known forms, with over 100 forms described. Azurite is often pseudomorphed to Malachite and the two are very frequently found together.
To read more in depth information on these unusual formations see the Rocks & Minerals Magazine Vol 87, No 6.