Azurite replaced by Malachite from Seabra, Bahia


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This azurite being replaced by malachite is from Seabra in Bahia, Brazil. Not much is published about this locale. Five different minerals have been found in the area including the copper carbonates azurite and malachite which are uncommon in Brazil. This aesthetic piece is from a small find decades ago and I am not aware of any new finds. It is a stalactite-like formation made up of spherical crystal clusters of azurite that have partially been replaced or pseudomorphed by malachite. The crystal spheres are complete on the top and all sides with a healed former attachment point at the base as displayed in photos and shown in photo 6. The formation measures  2 1/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 inches or 51 x 30 x 25 mm.

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Weight7 oz

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