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.
Christmas is rapidly approaching. For US customers there is still time to place orders and have them arrive in time for x-mas. For International customers only expensive, expedited shipping methods will be able to get them there in time.
While we are continuing to get most orders shipped out within 1-2 business days we CANNOT guarantee any delivery times. Delivery delays are very common this time of year as shipping volumes increase. We have no control over these delays.
The dates below are the cutoffs based on carrier provided transit times.
UPS Ground: Friday, Dec 14th
USPS First Class: Tuesday, Dec 18th
USPS Priority: Wednesday, Dec 19th
UPSP Priority Express: Thursday, Dec 20th
These are based on all US locations, it may be possible to receive shipments faster to areas of the country closer to our warehouse in Washington State. Please contact us if you have any questions.