Beautiful blue opaque mineral; occasionally worn as a gemstone, but not terribly often because it's only 3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Occasionally seen combined with another copper-containing mineral, green malachite, to form "azurmalachite." The stone is often carved, and sometimes powdered into a pigment for paint.

Az"u*rite (?), n. Min.

Blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite.

 

© Webster 1913.

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