Azurite Sun from Malbunka Copper Mine, Northern Territory
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.
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
Location: Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, NT Australia
Rarity of Mineral