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 is a soft, deep blue copper carbonite mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. Azurite can found in Namibia, Bisbee (Arizona), Mexico and China.
Azurite frequently appears in combination with Malachite, admixed or banded togethe, forming beautiful bright blue green coloured stones known as Azurite Malachite.
Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It is usually in rich green and is often in banded, swirling or stripes tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Its name may be derived from the Greek word "Malache" (Mallow) for its colour or from the Greek word "Malakos" (Soft) due to its low hardness. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow.
Azurite Healing Properties and uses:
Azurite encourages 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 helps to balance throat chakra, aids in enhancing communication skills especially for those who find difficulty in expressing thoughts into words.