Sunday, February 09, 2014

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.

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  1. Hi Lee,
    we are (MATRIX MINERALS MEXICO) with our new Mineral & Fossil- Shop in Nogales/Sonora/Mx. We also have Azurite Specimen with this fantastic "Electric Blue" color, what is comming from the pseudomorph process in this special level of this mine. Monolite cristals (until 4cm), clusters without or with matrix (2-25cm), twincristals, combination specimen, brilliant Malacites-also without or on matrix, Cuprite in cristals or rocks, Calcosine, native Copper-trees, etc.
    Our prices are until the half as in Tucson and we offering 1. and 2. class of this beutyfull specimen.
    If somebody will have more information, we can give a topservice in price and shipping. Exchange are welcome, because we are Collectors to. (from Germany, living in Nogales)
    Matrix Minerals Mexico
    Alvaro Obregon #133 (two corners, 500mtrs. from the border)
    Tel. office: 01152 631 158 10 16
    Celphone: 01152 631 134 54 46
    Thank you and best Greedings,
    Sascha Helgert