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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    A SPECIMEN OF "BISBEE" AZURITE

    ARIZONA, USA

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SPECIMEN OF "BISBEE" AZURITE
    ARIZONA, USA
    of natural form, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., bubbling microcrystalline azurite dotted with light green malachite
    5¼in. (13.5cm.) high


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    A rare mineral, the mine from which it came has been closed for half a century. The rich royal blue colour indicates that this is an early specimen from this famed mining district.

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