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Azurite and Malachite with Chrysocolla

This beautiful material originates from the Bluebird mine in Globe and the Bisbee mine near Bisbee, Arizona, USA.  Neither mine has been in operation for many years. This material is available in a rough finish.  The colour range is blues and greens with occasional inclusions of white, red and black.    The red is cuprite, a rare mineralized form of copper.   The Mohs hardness is 4.  We have this beautiful material available in natural, unstabilized form as well as stabilized.  Much of this material is prone to stress fractures, so it is the minority that comes out of the earth with a high enough level of silication to prevent the stress fractures.   The material with a lower level of natural silication is stabilized to provide the structural integrity necessary to withstand cutting and carving.


Azurite and Malachite with Chrysacola Natural

Azurite and Malachite with Chrysocolla Natural

A great material coming from Arizona, this natural, unstabilized azurite and malachite with chrysocolla has been hardened by Nature, with a higher level of silication, preventing most of the stress fractures common to this material when it has a lower level of natural silication.This material lends itself to beautiful cabochons and other jewelry applications, due to its unusual patterns. Also good for carving and bead making.

$1.00 gram Add To Cart or $400 lb Add to Cart

Azurite and Malachite with Chrysacola Stabilized

Azurite and Malachite with Chrysocolla Stabilized

A great material for carving or cabbing, this stabilized azurite and malachite with chrysocolla, takes a fabulous polish. Much of the azurite/malachite that is mined in Arizona is prone to stress fractures due to a lower amount of natural silication taking place, so it is stabilized. This lends it the structural integrity it needs to withstand cutting or carving. We also offer this material with a higher level of silication, allowing it to remain in its natural form and still hold up to the processes of cutting or carving.

$0.75 gram Add To Cart  or $325 lb Add to Cart

Named after its azure-blue color, this stone is highly prized and used for many purposes. Prehistorically, native Americans crushed this stone and used it as paint. Used for ornamentation by ancient royalty, azurite is also thought to increase psychic powers, higher inspiration and clearer meditation; also clarifies dreams and stimulates clear thinking.

The spiritual qualities of azurite are of a lightly cleansing or purifying nature. There is also a love aspect in this stone which is very gentle, kind and patient. Azurite is a pattern breaker. It carries a vibration that dissolves limited concepts. It works directly on the mental body to break up thought forms which are, essentially, patterns of limitations. Azurite often occurs together with malachite in or near copper deposits. As a copper ore, it is considered a conductor and is said to break old patterns that often limit us. When the two are combined, the malachite moves through the azurite to catalyze pattern shifts and transmit awareness of these changes to physical consciousness, causing acknowledgement of these changes to be almost immediate.

The addition of cuprite to this dynamic duo described above intensifies its ability to shift patterns and integrate changes. Cuprite is a crystalized form of copper, a major conductor of energy. When chrysacolla appears in any of these combinations, it awakens distant memories of a relationship with the earth that is primitive and instinctive, that changes with the seasons, and fully responds to its rhythms and signals.

           
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