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Azurite

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Locality: 
Kerrouchene, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm
Description

Large dark blue prismatic lustrous terminated azurite crystals measuring 28 mm in length the biggest, coming nicely out of a breccia matrix. Malachite is in the start of a pseudomorph of the smallest crystal of the cluster. No damage or chipping. Shows perfectly all around 360 degrees.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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