Velvet Beauty

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This is the actual name of this magnificent specimen. It is an important piece, one gotten from a private collection and displayed by a vendor at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show. It was found in 1890 at Bisbee, Arizona, long a world-known site for azurite and malachite as well as copper.

The photo was taken through glass, and the vendor held up a flashlight for me to take this picture. Velvet Beauty can be yours for a mere $25,000. It is the finest specimen I have ever seen of one of my favorite minerals. I believe the chunk weighs about 3 pounds and is about 9" in diameter. As often, I recommend seeing the large or original size view.

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  1. Kat Lily 57 months ago | reply

    My parents are dying to go to one of the shows.
    I'm going to have to take them some time soon. This is gorgeous.. and only $25,000? Pssh. Pocket change. ;)
    I saw this in the Explore goodness at the bottom of my page.
    Amazing shot, and wow.

  2. Claude-Beaucage 55 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking. So "magical"... Thanks a million!!

  3. khiaaok 55 months ago | reply

    out of this world!

  4. ANDY LEDDY 54 months ago | reply

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  5. artland 54 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. katepedley 53 months ago | reply

    Wow!! Seriously, that is one gorgeous mineral - excellent photo work of it too! :)

  7. skipgoforth 48 months ago | reply

    That's trance-inducing beauty!

  8. maureen.ayer 48 months ago | reply

    Hi Cobalt! Just wanted to drop you a line that I just blogged this image (with a few others) on my site Notes on a Visual Life (www.notesonavisuallife.blogspot.com). Credited and linked to you, of course! Thanks for the rock candy! Gorgeous work!

  9. @SW19 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    I have died and gone to heaven. paradise.

  10. Space Art 47 months ago | reply

    This looks like out of this world! Great shot!

  11. Roaring Graycloud 43 months ago | reply

    That is awesome! Do you have $25,000 to give me?

  12. Kiyo Alexia Kamikawa 38 months ago | reply

    wow Super Beautiful;)

  13. Anu2008 33 months ago | reply

    Lovely blue

  14. ARMLE 31 months ago | reply

    I featured this here :D

  15. Celso Kuwajima 28 months ago | reply

    Wow, just stumbled into this picture! Colors, sharpness, pov, perfect photograph. Congratulations!

  16. Eagle Gems 22 months ago | reply

    Just Beautiful! !!

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