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From : Tandika Star 93:9600/5 Mon 29 Mar 93 19:13
Subj : Azurite
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Azurite is a basic copper carbonate. The chemistry is
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. It varies from a rather dark blue thru "azure" blue. The streak
is blue and the hardness ranges from 3-1/2 to 4.
ENVIRONMENT: Azurite is a secondary copper mineral and develops in the zone of
alteration in all types of hydrothermal replacement deposits, where it commonly
occurs with malachite, limonite, and chalcopyrite.
OCCURENCE: The copper deposits at Tsumeb, South-West Africa, have yielded some
of the finest Azurite crystals in the world. The copper deposits in Arizona and
Utah that yielded many fine specimens of Malachite also yielded outstanding
specimens of Azurite. Fine Azurite crystals have also been found inthe San
Carlos Mine, Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico.
NAME: The name is from the characteristic azure-blue color of the mineral.
LEGEND and LORE: It is said that the priests and priestesses of ancient Egypt
used this stone to enhance their spiritual consciousness. Edgar Cayce spoke of
Azurite helping him attain a meditative state more easily. This mineral is
associated with Sagittarius.
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Azurite is associated with divination. When you are
practicing precognition, hold a piece in your hand. This is a stone that likes
to be touched...and touching it will help to release it's energies.
HEALING: This stone is said to restructure molecules, revitalize the brain,
rebuild gray matter and aid in developing embryonic babies in the womb.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I usually include Azurite in layouts that are for the
purpose of increasing divination, or Third-Eye abilities. It is also useful at
the Third Eye Chakra for making sense out of a very emotional situation. Very
often, the Azurite found in the Southwestern part of the U.S. is mixed with
Malachite. This results in a beautiful blue stone with small green marks on it.
When cut and polished in a spherical shape, these remind one of a planet. They
are soothing to look at and hold.
NOTES: Azurite is an ore of copper and a minor ornamental stone.
1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
"The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
2. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic", by Scott Cunningham.
3. Some of the healing information may come from "Color and Crystals, A Journey
Through the Chakras" by Joy Gardner.
4. Other material may be from "The Crystal Handbook" by Kevin Sullivan.
5. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and notebooks,
by Tandika Star.
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