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Azurite

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Locality: 
Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 5.2 × 1.5 cm
Description

A flattened disc of deep blue crystallised azurite unique to this now classic locality.

Situated on Aboriginal owned land the deposit is currently leased and being mined for specimens.

This one was collected during the 1980's.

Mineral Data
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Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
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