Azurite Sun from Malbunka Copper Mine, Northern Territory

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Azurite Sun is a copper mineral produced by the oxidation weathering of copper ore deposits. It is only found in the Malbunka Copper Mine, near Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia.

I acquired this specimen from Greg at Blue Gems at the August 2016 Sydney Crystal Show.

Specimen Details

Chemical Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

ID #: JG0002

Colour: Royal blue to dark blue

Hardness: 3.5 – 4

Acquisition Date: 06/08/2016

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Lustre: Vitreous or dull

Dimensions: mm x mm x mm

Weight: g

Location: Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, NT Australia

Rarity of Mineral

Common

Did you know!?
Azurite is often pseudomorphed to Malachite, and the two are very frequently found together.

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