Locality: Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise County, Arizona USA
Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.
Southern Arizona’s Bisbee District has produced some of the world’s finest azurite specimens for well over a century. Prized for their large, often lustrous, midnight-blue crystals exhibiting a myriad of forms and associations, Bisbee azurites are true “American mineral classic.” This fine example is from the noted collection of Denver, Colorado collector Gerald Herfurth (1930-1998), Herfurth #121. It features lustrous, rich blue crystals to ~1 cm forming a mound on matrix. The luster is quite nice, and this showy specimen sits nicely for display. A few very minor nicks do not distract from the aesthetics of this fine old-time classic azurite. Annette Slade photo.