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Azurite

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Azurite

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Description
Locality: 
Tsumeb Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.4 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm
Description

The main crystal is 27 mm tall. This group of azurite  crystals is completely free-standing and set on the typical red-brown matrix. The termination of the crystals is very sharp, the faces are very glossy and show a very attractive texture. Remarkable crystal size, dark royal blue colour and the aesthetic assemble make this piece stand out the crowd.

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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: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...
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