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Azurite

Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
System:Monoclinic
Colour:Azure blue, blue, light ...
Lustre:Vitreous
Hardness:3½ - 4

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Locality: Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Size: 8.6 x 7.5 x 3.1 cm.
This is a spectacular example of a really rich layered azurite that is of top carving grade, rife with intricate natural patterns. It is so bright, it is almost electric. 

Copyright © Rob Lavinsky

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