azurite


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az·ur·ite

 (ăzh′ə-rīt′)
n.
An azure blue vitreous mineral of basic copper carbonate, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, used as a copper ore and as a gemstone.

azurite

(ˈæʒʊˌraɪt)
n
(Minerals) an azure-blue mineral associated with copper deposits. It is a source of copper. Composition: copper carbonate. Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic

az•ur•ite

(ˈæʒ əˌraɪt)

n.
1. a blue mineral, a hydrous copper carbonate, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, an ore of copper.
2. a gem of moderate value cut from this mineral.
[1810–20]

az·ur·ite

(ăzh′ə-rīt′)
A dark-blue copper carbonate mineral having a glassy luster and occurring in various forms. It is often found together with malachite. Azurite is used as a source of copper, as a gemstone, and as a dye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.azurite - blue carbonate of copperazurite - blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite
malachite - a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
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Azurite, malachite, and limonite occur as alteration products, mostly along fractures and at the margins of sulfide phases.
The Azurite field produced 8,050 bpd and the remaining output came from the group's six Tunisian fields.
The oxide-zone minerals are free gold, azurite, hematite, limonite, and quartz.
18 May 2010 - Sweden-based oil and gas group PA Resources AB (STO: PAR SEK) (OSL: PAR) said today the third production well on the Azurite field in the Republic of Congo, where it holds 35%, has been put on stream.
In January-March 2010, PA Resources' production, which came from six oil fields in Tunisia and from the Azurite field, totalled 886,000 barrels, up from 783,000 barrels in the first quarter of 2009.
Azurite & Malachite Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona ex-collection B.
"Production is expected to increase to approximately 20,000 barrels per day once the Azurite field has been fully developed during the second half of 2010," PA Resources said.
It is said that a local drug lord controls the road from the mine at night, and trades drugs for azurite, or vice versa.
I've just splashed out pounds 42,000 in cash on an azurite blue Mercedes convertible sports car and I've taken three holidays to Gran Canaria with the kids and my fiance John, a songwriter.
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SEB Enskilda also referred to the production increase after the Azurite field in Congo (Brazzaville) came onstream in August 2009.
The early days of Morenci did not see the recovery of many fine azurite and malachite specimens, though they were certainly encountered during mining.