AZURITE CRYSTAL MEXICO
Top Gemmy Azurite Crystal Mexico. This specimen is truly aesthetic showing great quality formations of Gem Crystal Azurite. This location has closed and this quality is becoming very hard to come by. The specimen is mounted on a perspex display pad for enhanced display.
2.7cm x 2cm x 1.8cm, 14g (not including perspex pad).
Milpillas Mine, Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico.
Azurite is a popular mineral because of its unparalleled color, a deep blue called Azure, hence its name. Azure is from the Arabic word for Blue. The colour is due to the presence of copper, a strong coloring agent, and the way the copper chemically combines with the carbonate groups and hydroxyls. Azurite has been used as a dye for paints and fabrics for eons. Sometimes its color is too deep and larger crystals can appear black. Small crystals and crusts show the lighter azure colour well. Azurite is often associated with its colourful close cousin, malachite.