Azurite | #Geology
Colour: Azure blue, blue, light ...
Hardness: 3½ - 4
Azurite is a soft, deep-blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. During the early 19th century, it was also known as chessylite, after the type locality at Chessy-les-Mines near Lyon, France.
Absolutely gorgeous, polished Azurite hemisphere. It is a half ball with an amazing royal blue color - very vivid and rich. Featuring Azurite aggregates with marvelous Agate like bands with different color intensity. At the center are seen irregular cavernous formations with crystallized Azurite.
From: Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
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