Azurmalachite

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




















Gemological information

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 Safe if Done Carefully
Chemical Attack Attacked by Acid
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.
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