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Azurite is a deep blue carbonate mineral associated with copper deposits. The chemical formula is Cu3 (Co3)2(OH)2. It is often found with malachite. It has been used as a pigment since anchient times. The azurite specimens we currently have were found in Morocco.
Azurite 01
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Azurite 02
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Azurite 03
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Azurite 04
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Azurite 05
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Azurite 08
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Azurite 10
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Azurite 11
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Azurite 12
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Azurite 13
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Azurite 15
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Azurite 16
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Azurite 17
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Azurite Uses
People have known about and used azurite for thousands of years. It is valued as a copper indicator.  It is not a major copper ore but it is a good indicator that copper is nearby. 

It has also been used as a pigment in paints and pottery. Azurite is valued by collectors. It has many forms, usually massive it can also form spheres and occasionally even crystals.

Azurite is formed by the oxidation of copper sulfides. It is unstable and when exposed to open air will weather into malachite.

Metephysical Properties
Azurite means inner strenght and balencing emotions. It is a stone of healing and helps move oxygen throughout the body.



Mineral Properties


Chemical formula: Blue Carbonate of Copper Cu 3 [OH CO 3 ] 2
Color(s): sky blue to blackish blue
Streak: blue
Luster: vitreous to dull
Transparency: translucent to opaque
Crystal system: monoclinic
Specific Gravity: 3.7-3.8
Hardness (Mohs): 3.5
Cleavage: good
Fracture: uneven
Uses: as a pigment, mineral specimen
Location: Tsumeb, Nambia, Touissit, Morocco, Chessy, France, and Guang Dong, China. In the U.S. Bisbee, Arizona

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