Daily Archives: January 8, 2011

MALACHITE [ Carbonates ]

Cu2(CO3)(OH)2, Hydrated copper Carbonate : As mineral specimens, an important ore of copper, as an ornamental stone, a pigment and for jewellery Malachite is a famous and very popular semi-precious stone. It is named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb. Its banded

AZURITE [ Carbonates ]

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, copper Carbonate Hydroxide : ornamental stone, pigment, minor ore of copper, and jewellery Azurite is a very popular mineral because of its unparalleled colour, a deep blue called “azure”, hence its name. Azure is derived from the arabic word for blue. The colour is