This vivid carved stone egg has brilliant teal, navy blue, green, and earthy brown tones throughout. The combination of Azurite, Malachite, and Chyrsocolla looks like a beautiful representation of the ocean and planet earth!! Sold with stand.
Measurements: ~2" long x 1-1/2" wide
Azurite is a deep blue copper mineral that normally forms the the weathering of copper deposits. It is generally found with its mineral cousin malachite which is why you can get both colors in one rock. Azurite is typically found as tabular to prismatic crystals of a deep "azure blue" color with splendent vitreous faces. Over 100 forms have been described. Azurite is often pseudomorphed to Malachite.
Malachite is a secondary mineral of copper ore that is light green to deep dark blue green in color. The name Malachite is derived from ancient Greece, meaning "Mallow green stone", in reference to the leafy foliage found on the Mallow plant. Typically, Malachite is found as crystalline aggregates, or crusts, and the mineral is commonly found in banded form, similarly to agate. Sometimes it is found in botryoidal (bulbous) cluster formations. When a Malachite mineral specimen forms in this shape, it is referred to as a Malachite Brain or broccoli due to the similarity in appearance. Malachite is also found as a pseudomorph, with one of the other minerals commonly being azurite.
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