Azurite Sun in Kaolinitic Siltstone/Sandstone

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Azurite is a rich royal blue copper mineral that is produced from the oxidation of copper ore deposits. It forms between layers of a clay mineral called kaolinite, compressing and forcing the azurite to grow radially, creating a “sun.” Azurite suns are incredibly unique not just because of how they form but because they are only found in the Malbunka Copper Mine in Australia.

 

Name: Azurite Sun in Kaolinitic Siltstone/Sandstone
Locality: Malbunka Copper Mine, Western Arana country, Areyonga (Utju), Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia

 

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Size: 1.75 x 1.5 x .19 inches

Weight: 0.8 oz.