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Azurmalachite

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
Family:
Similar Stones:AzuriteMalachiteChlorastroliteLapis 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:Stable
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.