Malachite after azurite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Tsumeb, Namibia <br /><br />3 1/2" tall <br /><br />This malachite pseudomorph after azurite is particularly fine for the following reasons: <br /><br />(a) It is considerably larger than average. <br /><br />(b) The color is pleasing. <br /><br />(c) The texture is pleasing. The surfaces shimmer in the light. <br /><br />(d) The association with the white and contrasting somewhat lustrous calcite crystals is appealing. They display different morphology to most calcite from Tsumeb which is rhombohedral in shape. <br /><br />(e) The general composition of this piece is pleasing. The white calcite does not "overpower" the malachite. <br /><br />This is the second finest malachite pseudomorph after azurite in my collection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was traded from Marshall Sussman during a visit to his home in Tucson, Arizona during late 2012.  This piece was also formerly in the collection of Carl Acosta of Las Angeles, California.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Matthew Webb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>
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