Azurite is a soft, deep blue mineral produced by the natural weathering of copper ore deposits; though it doesn’t contain great quantities of pure copper itself, it is used as indicator of its presence by prospectors.  It’s often found with malachite, turquoise or chrysocolla.  Azurite is a soft mineral with a Mohs hardness of only 3.5 – 4, and is mined in Australia, Chile, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, the southwestern USA, and Zaire.

Metaphysical:  Many believe that azurite helps to reduce anger and to increase psychic awareness. It is also thought to reduce abnormal cell growth, promote wisdom, and is used as an aid to relieve the paid of rheumatism.