Cut from azurite, these cabochons contain a mixture of ovals and teardrops. They are flat-backed with rounded tops. They range in size from 11x15mm to 16x23mm and are sold per randomly selected cab.
Azurite is a soft, deep-blue copper mineral produced by the weathering of copper ore deposits. It is one of two basic copper carbonate minerals, the other being malachite. It is often pseudomorphed (weathered) to Malachite, and the two are very frequently found together. Azurite is recognized as a major source of the blues used by medieval painters.
Mohs scale: 3.5-4
Locality: U.S.A, France, Morocco, Australia, Namibia, Chile, Russia, and Mexico.