AZURITE

The azurite on this page comes from the copper deposits of Democratic Republic of Congo. Here you will find it in association with malachite.  Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral with a monoclinic crystal system. It is typically a deep azure blue colour, but can vary from pale blue to very dark blue. Azurite is a secondary mineral and found in oxidised copper deposits, frequently with malachite and  and sometimes with other minerals. It can form in masses, nodes, tabular and prismatic crystals. The name azurite derives from the Persian word 'lazhuward' meaning 'blue'. Each piece is unique with its own characteristics and features. Azurite is ideal for therapists, healers, and all crystal lovers and collectors.