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Azurite

#48347

Azurite

#48347
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
carbonate

This is an Azurite from the Easter Pocket on 8 level of the Tsumeb mine. There are two large tabular crystals, deep blue in color and mildly striated. The largest crystal is 3cm and the other prominent crystal is 2cm across. There are many smaller crystals. It is near perfect without damage except for detachment points of course. It is very lustrous and sits nicely without aid.

Azurite

Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue, blue, light blue, dark blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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