Specimen of Azurite on Malachite.
Specimen of Azurite on Malachite.

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)
Hardness:3.5 to 4
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:Safe if Done Carefully
Chemical Attack:Attacked by Acids
Light Sensitivity:Stable
Heat Sensitivity:Affected


  • 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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