Chessy Azurite

Azurite and associated minerals from the long closed Chessy Mines.  Specimens from this locality date back to the 1800s, the fact that Chessy is the type locality for Azurite should give you a clue that this is an old source for Azurite.  These were all recenty released from a French collector and display a variety of habit, though all mostly in the spherical, floater type form or similar.  A great opportunity to be able to choose from so many and varied historical specimens.


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E629 - Azurite $ 600
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of two attached clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E630 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630e.jpg]

Clusters of thick Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. Some of the crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E632 - Azurite $ 350 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e632a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e632b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e632c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen has gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E633 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 950 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633d.jpg]

Four sharp crystals of Malachite after Cuprite atop Azurite. The Azurite is not simply a colorful matrix, it is finely crystallized all around and undamaged. Superb!


E634 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e634a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e634b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e634c.jpg]

Thick, bloacky Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is crystallized on both sides, with some crystals partially altered to Malachite.


E635 - Azurite $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4.4 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of intergrown clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E636 - Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite $ 250 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e636a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e636b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e636c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e636d.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is a spherical cluster of crystals of gorgeous, translucent blue color. One area has small crystals of Malachite after Azurite attached. There appears to be contacting or damage in one small area on what I would call the bottom, but could still be viewed 360 degrees as a thumbnail.


E637 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 1500 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e637a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e637b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e637c.jpg]

Stunning specimen of an octahedron of Malachite after Cuprite perched atop a floater cluster of Azurite. From the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There is damage to a back corner of the Malachite after Cuprite, but pristine when viewed from the front. When you do look at the back, you get the added bonus of a second Malachite after Cuprite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater. Well balanced, gorgeous specimen.


E639 - Azurite $ 250 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e639a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e639b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e639c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is really fantastic, it has an overall spherical shape but has an appearance of multiple disks of crystals all intergrown. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E642 - Azurite $ 200 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e642a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e642b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e642c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of distinct crystals of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E643 - Azurite $ 300 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e643a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e643b.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of larger sized crystals with individualt to 1.5 cm. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged, though backside is finely to not well crystallized.


E644 - Azurite $ 250
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644b.jpg]

Sharp cluster of Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of intergrown Azurite crystals with an overall diamond shaped form. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E645 - Azurite $ 200 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e645a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e645b.jpg]

Spherical cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is a complete spherical group of Azurite of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E655 - Azurite $ 100 SOLD
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e655a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e655b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e655c.jpg]

Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This is a parcel of 4 specimens, largest 1.8cm, all with good crystallization. 



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