Azurite Malachite Specimen 1.5" x 1"
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Azurite Malachite Specimen measuring approximately 1.5 x 1 inches is a stunning high quality specimen that is the perfect additition to any collection with its brilliant green and vivid blue hues.
Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits and is between 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. In the early 19th century, Azurite was also known as chessylite after the type locality at Chessy-les-Mines near Lyon, France. The blue of azurite is exceptionally deep and clear, and for that reason the mineral has tended to be associated since antiquity with the deep blue color of low-humidity desert and winter skies. Azurite metaphysically is thought to stimulate psychic abilities, bring clarity to meditations, and enhance memory of dreams.
Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral and is rated between 3.5 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. In ancient Egypt, the color green was affiliated with death, the power of resurrection, as well as new life and fertility. Malachite can be found in Russia and Africa currently. Malachite metaphysically is thought to deepen emotional life and elevate power of imagination.
Azurite Malachite is a combination of two distinct and well-known gemstones: the deep and rich blues of Azurite and the green shades of Malachite. The name Azurite is taken from the Persian word lazhward, which means “blue” and is rated between 3.5 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is believed metaphysically to harmonize the intellect and feelings and help resolve conflicts.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size, and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is true "one of a kind".