Azurite is formed from the oxidization of copper ores.It often occurs with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Turquoise in areas with copper deposits. A rare form called "Bluebird", has dark red Cuprite mixed with Azurite.
Azurite is found in Australia, Chile, France, Mexico, Morocco, Nambia, the southwestern USA, and Zaire. 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 Its mixture of blue and green resembles the planet earth. In contemporary stone lore, Azurite is thought to enhance creativity, reduce anger and stimulate the pursuit of the heavenly self and psychic awareness.