Azurite Stone


An azurite stone is a beautiful mineral.

It is bright blue, one of the deepest blue of all minerals.





It is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral.

It can be massive in habit, or it can form crystals.

 azurite stone


Its crystals are prismatic or tabular, and can form many different types of faces.

 azurite crystal

It forms when carbonated water comes in touch with other copper minerals.

 azurites

It is not hard to work out that it gets its name from its colour, and in the past it was confused with lapis lazuli and lazurite.

 azurite meaning

In the past it has been used as a pigment, but its main use has always been copper ore.

 azurite uses

It is often found together with malachite, however malachite is more common.

 malachite and azurite

Azurite is more than 50% copper.













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