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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    MALACHITE PSEUDOMORPH AFTER AZURITE

    NAMIBIA

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    MALACHITE PSEUDOMORPH AFTER AZURITE
    NAMIBIA
    from the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto, swirling chatoyant patterns of the malachite with velvet-like appearance while preserving the sharp crystal faces of the Azurite; the reverse side showing the lustre of deep blue azurite and areas that are pseudomorphed
    4in. (10.5cm.) high


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    This is a classic example of a Pseudomorph of Azurite into Malachite from one of the most productive copper mines in history.

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