Blueberry Azurite Geode Pair
Small Azurite geodes that have been split in half and polished. Originating from the Rubtsovsk Mine in the Altai Krai in Russia, close to the border of Kazakhstan, the supply of this gorgeous stone is very little.
The name "Azurite" comes from the striking deep blue "Azure" color of this stone. Azure is a term to describe deep blue evening skies above winter or desert landscapes. Azurite and Malachite commonly forms together as they are both Copper Carbonates.
Throughout history, Azurite has been used in many ancient civilizations as a token of luck and protection. The Ancient Chinese called Azurite the Stone of Heaven as it is known to open up celestial gateways. Ancient Egyptians used Azurite to paint the protective eye of Horus, the sky god.
Azurite is a stone of concentration and if you are taking an exam or need to focus, bring Azurite with you. It brings prosperity and luck to the bearer. Gift Azurite to an elderly person to encourage mental alertness and stimulation. Azurite is a stone for long-term career plans and to bring success into your career.
So how do these colors form?
Waters that flow into the Earth react with Copper ores, dissolving it and this dissolved Copper flows into another area deep within Earth. Under the new conditions of that environment, and under specific temperature, pressure or water chemistry, the dissolved copper forms Azurite! This creates the River-like appearance in a matrix.
Origin: Rubtsovsk Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai, Russia