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English: Azurite, Chrysocolla, Malachite
Locality: Whim Creek Copper Mine (Whim Creek Copper prospect; Whim Well Mine), Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 6.2 x 4.7 x 2.9 cm
Chrysocolla ps. Malachite ps. Azurite
A classic from this defunct locale! This is a DOUBLE PSEUDOMORPH showing a change of chemistry twice over to end up with a complete chrysocolla replacement of the original azurite crystal habit, with malachite as a transitional stage. Large and beautiful specimens of this calibre are very rare and hard to obtain. This piece i find particularly elegant because of the curvature of the azurites, and the sharp preservation of this form after two rounds of chemical replacement. Often, the pseudos get rounded with time and change. This one, however, is super sharp! For size, overall aesthetics, color hue, and curvaceous form - one of the best I know of!
Deutsch: Azurit, Chrysokoll, Malachit
Fundort: Whim Creek Copper Mine (Whim Creek Copper prospect; Whim Well Mine), Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 6.2 x 4.7 x 2.9 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/k324b.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Azurite&page=2
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