Azurite & Malachite - Morocco

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This is a great example of these two minerals associated with one another. You can clearly see the deep blues of the azurite and the dark green of the malachite sprinkled throughout. There is a reason this type of specimen is so caught after. It is a wonderful specimen for any budget!

Azurite is a vibrant blue copper-based mineral. Its name is derived from the Persian word lazhward, an area known for the other famous blue stone, lapis lazuli. Its lovely blue color is often associated with deserts and winter skies. Azurite can take on many different forms but is crystallized in the monoclinic systems. These different forms come in everything from prismatic crystals, druzy coatings, and matte nodules.

Azurite increases insight, intuition, and intellect. It is very useful for expanding your consciousness and opening deeper levels of awareness.

Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that can often be found in botryoidal, fibrous, or stalactite formations. Its name is derived from the Greek words "molochites lithos", meaning mallow-green stone. This is because is its close resemblance to the green leaves of the mallow plant. Records show that Malachite has been mined for almost 4000 years where it was smelted to obtain copper. It is frequently associated with azurite, calcite, and quartz. Malachite, similar to many other minerals, was used to create a green pigment for a long time. It is also used for decorative purposes in home decor and jewelry.

Malachite is known as a stone for transformation. It assists in seeing the good around you while spotting negativity and toxic relationships.

Chemical Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH) & Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂

Size: 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.9 in.

Weight: 1.65 oz

You will receive the specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.