Collection: Azurite

Azurite, a copper mineral with a soft, deep-blue hue, emerges through the weathering of copper ore deposits.

Typically occurring in the same geological settings as its counterpart, malachite, azurite is generally less abundant. Both minerals are widespread as supergene copper minerals, forming in the oxidized zone of copper ore deposits. In this context, they are often associated with native copper, cuprite, and various iron oxide minerals.

Exquisite specimens of azurite can be discovered in various locations. Notable examples include those found in Bisbee, Arizona, and nearby areas, showcasing clusters of crystals several inches long, as well as spherical aggregates and rosettes reaching up to 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter.