Azurite Mineral Properties

Azurite Mineral Properties


Chemical formula: Blue Carbonate of Copper Cu3[OH CO3]2

Color(s): sky blue to blackish blue

Streak: blue Luster: vitreous to dull

Transparency: translucent to opaque

Crystal system: monoclinic

Specific Gravity: 3.7-3.8

Hardness (Mohs): 3.5

Cleavage: good

Fracture: uneven

Uses: as a pigment, mineral specimen

Location: Tsumeb, Nambia, Touissit, Morocco, Chessy, France, and Guang Dong, China. In the U.S. Bisbee, Arizona

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