Gemological Properties

Gemological Information for Azurite
Color Dark Brown, Light to Dark Green, Yellow & Black
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Refractive Index 1.730 - 1.836
Durability Poor
Hardness 6 to 7
Similar Stones Benitoite, Lapis Lazuli, Azurmalachite
Treatments Wax or Epoxy Impregnation
Country of Origin U.S., France, Republic of Namibia
Azurite Care
Ultrasonic Cleaning Never
Steam Cleaning Never
Warm Soapy Water Safe - No Abbrasives
Chemical Attack Attacked by Acids
Light Sensitivity Stable
Heat Sensitivity Breaks Down

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