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AZURITE

Overview:Azurite is formed from the oxidation of copper ores. Azurite is sometimes coated with a colorless wax or impregnated with plastic in order to enhance the color and increase the hardness. Azurite is a minor gemstone, its main importance being that as an ore of copper. Azurite has become popular because of its unparalleled deep blue color.

In fact, the name, azurite, comes from the Arabic word for blue. A rarer Azurite mixture, known as "Bluebird", is Azurite mixed

with dark red Cuprite. Azurite commonly forms pseudomorphs over other minerals, retaining the original crystal shape of that mineral.

Physical Properties:

Azurite

Azurite Birthstone

Color
Electric Blue (Indigo) with green flashes.
Hardness
4
Specific Gravity
3.7 - 3.9
refractive index
1.720 - 1.383

Sign of Azurite:Taurus

Usage:

Azurite encourages growth by stimulating the activity of the thyroid gland. It helps open the mind and make it more receptive to retaining information. Helps to connect with spirit guides, angels, extra planetary helpers and the Gods and Goddesses. It helps one to reach deeper states during meditation. Used to help people evaluate past beliefs and dissolve the unwanted beliefs. It intensifies the energy towards a spiritual realm. Helps to understand the spoken word, and to pass the knowledge along to others.

Legend: Azurite have been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years. The European name Chessylite is from a famous Azurite locality in Chessy, France. Sacred to Egyptians and American Indians, Azurite improves communication with the spiritual world.

Occurrence: Azurite is found in Australia, the southwestern USA, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, Zaire, and Europe.