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  • AZURITE, or Chessylite, a mineral which is a basic copper carbonate, 2CuCO 3 Cu(OH) 2.
  • It was known to Pliny under the name caeruleum, and the modern name azurite (given by F.
  • Crystals of azurite belong to the monoclinic system; they have a vitreous lustre and are translucent.
  • Azurite occurs with malachite in the upper portions of deposits of copper ore, and owes its origin to the alteration of the sulphide or of native copper by water containing carbon dioxide and oxygen.
  • Being less hydrated than malachite it is itself liable to alteration into this mineral, and pseudomorphs of malachite after azurite are not uncommon.

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