Azurite, Milpillas Mine, Municipality of Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico, Mined c. 2010, Kalaskie Collection #1245, Miniature 2.5 x 3.5 x 6.0 cm, $500. Online 11/7.
Very high luster, deep blue azurite, crystals to 2 cm, on light gray matrix. Several of the crystals have light blue highlights which shimmer in directed light. Fine miniature from mining circa 2010. Certain to be one of the preeminent localities for the species. In excellent condition. Betty Kalaskie Collection #1245.