Azurite is not known widely as a birthstone, but several references indicate it may have been used as a birthstone for the sign of Taurus. It is foundin Australia, Chile, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, the southwestern USA, and Zaire.
Azurite is an an intense deep blue color. the name is derived from Arabic word azul, meaning blue. It often occurs with malachite, chrysocolla or turquoise in areas with copper deposits. A rare form called "Bluebird", has dark red Cuprite mixed with Azurite.
For thousands of years this stone has been used in jewelry and ornamental objects. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance it was ground into pigment for use in paint and eye shadow.
Metaphysical: Azurite is a “sky stone” and a “third eye” stone. Enables the mind to open to intuitive guidance. Helps become aware of psychic ability. A good meditation stone, which can help with telepathic communication and spirit guide contact.
Chakras: Throat and Brow.
Composition: Copper Carbonate
Mohs-Scale Hardness: 3 - 4