Azurmalachite

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This trade name refers to a natural mixture of azurite and malachite that is often banded and can be used as both a gemstone or in decorative items. The bold greens and blues beautifully intertwine to form unique mineral specimens or gems, each piece always one-of-a-kind.

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Azurmalachite Classification
Common Name Azurmalachite
Species Azurmalachite
Azurmalachite Optical Properties
Transparency Opaque
Refractive Index Over The Limit 1.655-1.909
Tolerance:(+0.010/-0.010)
Birefringence 0.106-0.254
Optic Character Biaxial
Optic Sign Positive
Polariscope Reaction Aggregate (AGG)
Fluorescence SWUV: Inert
LWUV: Inert
Pleochroism None
Azurmalachite Characteristic Physical Properties
Hardness 3.5-4
Streak Light Blue To Light Green
Specific Gravity 3.700-3.950 Typical:3.800
Toughness Poor
Inclusions Azurmalachite displays botryoidal growth or circular growth in green and blue. If the stone is stabilized it will appear compressed and have signs of polymer.
Luster Vitreous, Waxy
Stability Poor
Fracture Conchoidal, Uneven
Cleavage None
Azurmalachite Chemistry & Crystallography
Chemical Name copper carbonate hydroxide
Chemical Formula Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 and Cu2Co3(OH)2
Crystal System Monoclinic
Chemistry Classification Carbonate

Azurmalachite Colors

  • Blue Azurmalachite Blue
  • Green Azurmalachite Green

Countries of Origin

United States of America (the); Unknown; China; Mexico; Peru

History

Azurmalachite is a natural stone that combines azurite and malachite. It's often banded and can be used as jewelry, decorative items, or as a wonderfully green and blue addition to any collection. The blue of the azurite dances gracefully with the bold greens of malachite. Intertwined, they form unique mineral specimens that are sought by those who desire them and prized by those who own them. This intriguing stone marries the deep greens of a dense forest with the brilliant blues of a northern lake. The colors present a cool and compelling combination. As the stones intertwine to form unique patterns, each piece becomes one of a kind. A 3 ½ - 4 on the Mohs scale, if azurmalachite is used in jewelry, it should be in a well-protected setting.

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This page was created on June 27, 2014.

This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.