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Azurite


Azurite is a well known mineral, named for its azure color. Chemically, azurite is a hydrous copper carbonate. While known since antiquity, it was French mineralogist F. S. Beudant (1787-1850) who first used the currently accepted name, azurite, in his 1832 Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie. Azurite is rather rare at Ojuela.

This is a gossan matrix with scattered azurite crystals to 3 mm. Despite their size, the azurite crystals are gemmy and transparent, richly blue. A few longer psuedomorphs to malachite reach 5 mm long.

Price: $50

Item code: MS1719

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