Azurite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1824
     
 Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Carbon, Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon, Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.618

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.44


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 5Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Azurite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 6The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Azurite
     
Images

     
Azurite, calcite, franklinite and willemite, from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ.
Azurite (blue), calcite (white), franklinite (black) and willemite (dark gray), from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Azurite, franklinite, calcite and minor malachite from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ
Azurite (blue), franklinite (black), calcite (white and tan) and minor malachite (green) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. 1 3/4" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.


Azurite on calcite from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ
Azurite (blue) on calcite (white) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. 3 3/4" x 3". Photo by WP.







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