Azurite Sun

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physicsmajor
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Azurite Sun

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Azurite sun on kaolinite with impression of adjacent sun and trace azurite in the depression left behind. It is of course from the Malbunka Copper Mine.
This locality is unique in the world in growing azurite in "sun" form. Unusually, a vein running through this specimen is present - this is one of the fracture lines through which the azurite was introduced into the host kaolinite.

The azurite sun measures up to 30 mm.

This is three focus stacks stitched together (two of the specimen, a third to include the reflection), taken using a Nikon 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor early manual focus lens on a Nikon D7000 stepped down to f/5.6, normal orientation and mounting. Zerene stacker, DMax with cleanup thanks to PMax. Stitching done in Photoshop.

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