4.2" Green Velvet MALACHITE Pseudorphs After Azurite Crystals Milpillas for sale

$220.00
Product Code: EB0817MPSA4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Milpillas Mine, near Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico
Size 4.2" x 3.5" x 1.0"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Replacement pseudomorphs form when a second mineral substitutes for the original mineral, molecule by molecule, keeping the exact crystal form of the first one. This is a superb example, where malachite has substituted for the original azurite, yielding sharp crystals of malachite that look like wedge-shaped azurite crystals. This specimen came out of the Milpillas Mine in 2008, before the area that yielded these beauties was mined out.