New pocket of azurite from Milipillas mine at Tucson show
The word at the Tucson gem show is that a new pocket of azurite was found in the Milipillas Mine in Sonora, Mexico, with some gorgeous specimens hitting the market. I found at least four of the dealers at the Westward Look show have pieces on sale, ranging from a few hundreds of dollars to $125,000. The azurite is a deep rich blue that looks almost like it's illuminated internally. The higher-end pieces for the most part are associated with malachite [e.g., examples from the Evan Jones Mineral room]. If you missed the Westward Look show, expect to see many specimens at the official Tucson Gem and Mineral Show coming up at the convention center.