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Azurite from
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Azurite
Formula:Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Chemical Analyses:
Oxide wt%:
1
CO325.46 %
CuO69.08 %
H2O5.46 %
Total:100 %
Sample references:
SampleReference
1 - http://www.handbookofmineralogy.com/pdfs/azurite.pdf
Habit:balls, crystal groups
Colour:blue
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 268.;
Mason, A. (1976) The world of Rocks and Minerals. New York, N.Y., Larousse & Co., 108 pages.;
Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pages.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Malachite91 photos of Azurite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Cuprite23 photos of Azurite associated with Cuprite at this locality.
Quartz2 photos of Azurite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Azurite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo GalleryView Gallery (163 photos)
Localities for Azurite in this Region
Chessy slags, Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Nearest other occurrences of Azurite
28.4km (17.7 miles) Chanrion mine, Poule-les-Echarmeaux, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
29.7km (18.4 miles) Bouillé, Beaujeu, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
29.7km (18.5 miles) Monterniers Mines, Lantignié, Beaujeu, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
31.3km (19.4 miles) Les Valettes Mine (Le Golet; Grange; Moret), Les Ardillats, Beaujeu, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
34.6km (21.5 miles) La Verrière (Montchonay), Les Ardillats, Beaujeu, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
60.0km (37.3 miles) Le Poyet Mine, Champoly, Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
61.7km (38.4 miles) Fialin quarry, Champoly, Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
62.0km (38.5 miles) La Bombarde, Saint-Romain-d'Urfé, Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
65.4km (40.6 miles) Les Rats Mine slag dumps, Le Crozet, La Pacaudière, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
65.4km (40.6 miles) Les Rats Mine, Le Crozet, La Pacaudière, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 
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