Malachite after Azurite

Malachite after Azurite


This specimen of Malachite after Azurite came in with an old collection and we are not sure of the location, however we suspect it may be from Bisbee, Arizona.  It weighs 8.6g and measures 27mm x 26mm x 18mm.

In mineralogy, a pseudomorph is a mineral or mineral compound that appears in an atypical form (crystal system), resulting from a substitution process in which the appearance and dimensions remain constant, but the original mineral is replaced by another. The name literally means "false form".

Terminology for pseudomorphs is "replacer after original", as in brookite after rutile.

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