Azurite is characteristic for its deep blue, to violet-blue like colors. It's a copper based mineral, with a chemical composition of Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. Azurite usually forms when carbon-dioxide-laden waters descend into the Earth, and react with subsurface copper ores. A precipitation like effect causes azurite to form in cracks, pore spaces, and cavities of subsurface rocks.
Azurite typically forms in nodular formations along side its copper based relative, malachite. Stalactic, botryoidal, and well-formed monoclinic azurite crystals have also been found, however more infrequently than nodular.
Washington state has now joined over a dozen other states to put in place “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders. While we agree this is the correct course of action, it will have a substantial impact on our business. It effectively shuts down much of our company for several weeks.
We will continue taking orders on our website and we will have a single staff member at our warehouse to facilitate shipping of these new orders. Depending on the order volume this may mean that we do experience some shipping delays, particularly with large or fragile items that require more packaging time.
These shutdowns are particularly devastating to all small businesses who don’t have significant cash reserves and rely on constant cash flow to pay their fixed expenses (payroll, rent, loan payments, etc) We hope that you will continue to support us and satisfy your fossil fix during these trying times.