In earlier times, azurite was being used as a pigment because of its blue colour, which was also the origin of its name. The Persian word 'lazhward' means bleu ('azure' is also derived from it) and the Italians used to call it 'Azurro Della Magna'.Top
Chemical & Physical Information
|Chemical Name||Copper Carbonate|
|Cleavage||Perfect , moderate |
|Colour||Azure bleu, dark bleu and ligt bleu|
|Opacity||Transparent to translucent|
|Extra||Used as pigment.|
 Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.