Lovely bright Azurite Suns from the renowned Malbunka Copper Mine. This specimen features two main Suns surrounded with smaller Suns of azure blue atop the Kaolinite matrix. The largest sun diameter is 2.2cm. This is a classic, top Australian collectors specimen. Azurite Suns are unique to Australia and are mined underground. This beautiful specimen would grace any mineral collection and no Australian one would be complete without a sample. Azurite from this mine forms differently to other types. Specimens like this are the most popular and continue to demand high prices internationally. Spoil yourself with this beautiful Aussie mineral specimen. Your future self will thank you for it.
8.4cm x 4.4cm x 3.5cm, 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.