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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