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Azurite is a deep blue carbonate mineral associated with copper deposits and is often found with malachite. Our azurite specimens were found in Morocco and feature beautiful deep blue colors.
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Azurite Uses

People have known about and used azurite for thousands of years due to its value as a copper indicator. Even though it is not a major copper ore, it is a good indicator that copper is nearby. 

It has also been used as a pigment in paints and potterr and has many forms. It is usually massive but 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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