Azurite Sun from Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, NT | Aussie Mineral Hub
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Azurite Sun

Azurite Sun from Malbunka Copper Mine, Northern Territory

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    Azurite Sun is a copper mineral produced by the oxidation weathering of copper ore deposits. It is only found in the Malbunka Copper Mine, near Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia.

    I acquired this specimen from Greg at Blue Gems at the August 2016 Sydney Crystal Show.

    Specimen Details

    Chemical Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

    ID #: JG0002

    Colour: Royal blue to dark blue

    Hardness: 3.5 – 4

    Acquisition Date: 06/08/2016

    Crystal System: Monoclinic

    Lustre: Vitreous or dull

    Dimensions: mm x mm x mm

    Weight: g

    Location: Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, NT Australia

    Rarity of Mineral

    Common

    Did you know!?
    Azurite is often pseudomorphed to Malachite, and the two are very frequently found together.