This Specimen contains many fine crystals of the exceptionally vibrant blue mineral Azurite coupled with the bright green Malachite. It is very likely that the Malachite in this piece was originally Azurite which has been pseudomorphically replaced after being exposed to open air.
Azurite is a deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. The mineral, a carbonate, has been known since ancient times, and was mentioned in Pliny the Elder's Natural History under the Greek name kuanos "deep blue," and the Latin name caeruleum.
The intense color of azurite makes it a popular collector's stone. However, bright light, heat, and open air all tend to reduce the intensity of its color over time. Azurite is also unstable in open air with respect to malachite, and often is pseudomorphically replaced by malachite.Length: 75mm
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Azurite powerfully stimulates the third eye chakra. It is a stone of inner vision and can be used for the enhancement of dreams and the development of psychic powers. It can stimulate intellect as well as intuition, and can aid the assimilation and retention of new information and ideas. Azurite can also facilitate the agility of mind required to make conceptual leaps and reach new insights.
Azurite can strengthen the astral and etheric bodies, making one less vulnerable to psychic attack or attachments. It can be used to seal “holes ” in the aura, thus alleviating tendencies to succumb to fatigue. It stimulates all the mind centers, nourishing within the self a keen interest in all aspects of one’s life and function in society.
It is an excellent antidote to boredom, since it opens one’s inner eye to a wide array of connections and possibilities. It is a stone of synthesis, whereby the discovery of new commonalities and links between different ideas leads to higher levels of understanding of life and the world.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."