Saturday, 16 June 2007

Mineral Spot: Azurite Roses...

'Rose' is a term used for a mineral habit where the mineral crystals look like a rose. A number of mineral species can form this way. As well as azurite, the minerals hematite, barite, and gypsum commonly form roses. This specimen is azurite from the Spring Creek mine, Wilmington, South Australia.

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