Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Its name is derived from its deep azure blue colour. Azurite encourage new perspectives and clear understanding, expanding the mind and helping you to let go of old unhelpful beliefs. Azurite is an excellent antidote to boredom, since it opens one's inner eye to a wide array of connections and possibilities. Azurite can stimulate intellect and intuition, helping one easier to retain clarity and focus while studying or working. Azurite frequently appears in combination with Malachite, forming beautiful bright blue green coloured stones known as Azurite Malachite.