Azurmalachite

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Azurmalachite Specimen. Photo: Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Gemological Information for Azurmalachite

Color: Patterned Blue and Green
Crystal Structure Rock
Refractive Index: 1.655 to 1.909 (Malachite) and 1.730 to 1.836 (Azurite)
Durability: Poor
Hardness: 3.5 to 4
Similar Stones: Azurite, Malachite, Chlorastrolite, Lapis Lazuli
Treatments: Paraffin or Resin Impregnation
Country of Origin: France, Namibia, U.S., Australia, England, Romania, Russia, Zaire

Azurmalachite Care

Ultrasonic Cleaning: Never
Steam Cleaning: Never
Warm Soapy Water:
Chemical Attack: Safe if Done Carefully
Light Sensitivity: Stabile
Heat Sensitivity: Affected



Sources

  • Gem Reference Guide, Los Angeles: Gemological Institute of America, 1988. Pp. 22-23.
  • Schumann, Walter. Gemstones of the World, New York: Sterling Publishing, Co., 1977. Pp. 29.