About Azurite Malachite :-Azurite-malachite is a blend of two distinct and popular gems: the deep, almost lapis-like blues of azurite and the variegated green shades of banded malachite. The name azurite comes from lazhward, a Persian word for "blue," while "malachite" originally comes from the Greek word molochitis, meaning "mallow plant." The stone name can sometimes be shortened to azurmalachite. It is commonly cut into cabochons or carved into small objets d'art. The oldest mine known is at Timna Valley in Israel, in operation for over 3,000 years. These two copper-based gemstones are frequently found in copper mines, or near mines of other copper-based gemstones such as turquoise and chrysocolla. In ancient Egypt, Azurite--as a component of lapis lazuli--was used to create the protective blue eye of Horus. It was also ground for use as the pigment "mountain blue," "Armenian stone" or "Azurro Della Magna."