Dragon Minerals - Update November 1, 2018

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08840: Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Gypsum or Azurite - $25
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Greenlee County, Arizona
Small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.5 x 2.9 cm (2.5 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches)
Specimen status: Reserved     Send email to order

This began as a cluster of azurite or gypsum crystals (exactly which remains a matter of debate) which over time was replaced by light pastel blue-green, opaque chrysocolla, but the original azurite/gypsum crystal shape was retained. The largest distinct 'crystals' are 5.3 and 3.8 cm in length. In places the chrysocolla cores can be seen. An affordable example of a classic pseudomorph from a classic pseudomorph locality.

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