Azurite and Cuprite

Azurite and Cuprite
Photo:   Crystal Classics

Colour:Azure blue, blue, light ...
Hardness:3½ - 4
A secondary copper mineral frequently found in the oxidized zones of Cu-bearing ore deposits.

Very fine Azurite Rose from the Chessy-les-Mines, France. The specimen of Azurite displays excellent parallel growth habit of tabular crystals on both front and back. A deep rich blue colour is seen to the Azurite, with very minor Malachite and Quartz.

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