azurite - ROM2008_10077_8



Place Collected
North America, USA, Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee
17.5 x 11.5 x 10 cm
Object number: ROMESM21614
Credit Line: Gift of Andre Dorfman; accessioned in 1953
On view
Gallery Location:Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures
DescriptionThe mineral azurite is an ore of copper in many deposits, where it has typically formed by the weathering of native copper or copper sulphide minerals. It has one of the richest colours in the mineral kingdom, ranging from deep blue to bright "azure" blue, making this one of the most popular minerals with collectors. Azurite has also been used in jewellery and as a pigment in artists' paintsOn this specimen, the azurite occurs with green malachite, which is also a copper mineral.
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