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Azurite, blue-colored crystalline mineral once used to make artist's pigment but now mainly used in jewelry. The crystals consist of copper carbonate and water and commonly occur near the surfaces of copper mines. Large deposits of azurite are found at Chessy, near Lyons in France, in Southwest Africa, and in smaller deposits in the western United States (Arizona, Utah).

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