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Azurite Stalactites

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Azurite is an ore of copper, and the Copper Queen mine was a prodigious producer of this mineral. The largest column is 9 cm high, and the green base is malachite. Although displayed in this configuration for esthetic reasons, the column actually grew downward from the malachite roof of a pocket in the ore deposit.

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  • Title: Azurite Stalactites
  • Location: Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States, North America
  • Type: Mineral
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 104889
  • Scientific Name: Azurite with malachite
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences

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