A piece of azurite.
azurite definition by Webster's New World
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- a brilliantly blue or violet, monoclinic mineral, Cu(CO)(OH), an ore of copper
- a semiprecious gem made from this mineral
Origin: azur(e) plush -ite
azurite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An azure blue vitreous mineral of basic copper carbonate, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, used as a copper ore and as a gemstone. Also called chessylite.
azurite - Science Definition
A dark-blue monoclinic mineral occurring as a mass of crystals (an aggregate) or in the form of blades with wedge-shaped tips. It is often found together with the mineral malachite in copper deposits. Azurite is used as a source of copper, as a gemstone, and as a dye for paints and fabrics. Chemical formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2.