Azurmalachite

Azurite is a mixture of azurite and malachite. It is an attractive stone which combines vivid blue colour of azurite and saturated green colour of malachite. It can be cut into cabochons or used for small objects d'art.

Azurmalachite Gemstones by Colour

This table shows the variety of hues this gemstone can be found in. Click on a photo for more information.
 
General Information
Chemical Formula
(Cu)
 
3
(OH)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
+ Cu
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Gemdat.org, Management Team (2012)
Physical Properties of Azurmalachite
Mohs Hardness3.5 to 4
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Specific Gravity3.70 to 3.95
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Cleavage QualityPerfect
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FractureConchoidal
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Optical Properties of Azurmalachite
Refractive Index1.655 to 1.909
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Optical CharacterBiaxial/+,-
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Birefringence0.108 to 0.254
Gemdat.org, Management Team (2012)
Colour
Colour (General)Blue and green bands.
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TransparencyTranslucent,Opaque
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LustreVitreous,Silky,Dull (Earthy)
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Crystallography of Azurmalachite
Crystal SystemMonoclinic
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HabitBall- or kidney-shaped.
Walter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Further Information
Mineral information:Azurmalachite information at mindat.org
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