Sun Azurite forms between layers of a clay mineral called kaolinite. The azurite is formed by hydrothermal fluids which carry copper ions passing through bedding plans in the rock formation. These Australian specimens were collected in the Northern Territory, directly west of Alice Springs.
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45x35x20mm, 75g approx