Azurite |‪ #‎Geology

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