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K2 (Azurite in Gneiss) - bearing and meaning

K2 is a good companion for times of change, as the stone combines the powers of gneiss, azurite and malachite. Gneiss helps to endure difficult circumstances during transitions from one state to the next until they are overcome. Azurite reveals untested ideas and habits and helps to throw them overboard if necessary. This strengthens critical reflection and self-awareness. Malachite promotes the desire for adventure, deepens the emotional life and supports the power of imagination and determination. 


Mineralogical profile K2 (Azurite in Gneiss)

K2 is not a mineral, but a rock made of gneiss with various inclusions. The azurite is visually conspicuous, and malachite is also mainly contained.
Composition: approx. 90% gneiss (feldspar, mica and quartz), approx. 5% each azurite and malachite
Origin: North Pakistan, at the foot of K2 mountain
Formation: metamorphic, i.e. by transformation of rocks at high pressure and high temperatures
Color: grey (gneiss) with blue speckles of azurite
Luster: mother-of-pearl to vitreous luster (depending on the component)
Crystal system: monoclinic, triclinic or trigonal, depending on the constituent
Mohs hardness: depending on component 2 (biotite) to 7 (quartz)
Cleavage: good
Appearance: coarse, blocky masses
Availability: Rarity
Use: Its attractive pattern makes azurite gneiss a popular gemstone for necklaces, pendants and bracelets.

Name K2

Mineralogically, the rock "K2" is azurite and malachite in gneiss. The rock was given the additional name "K2" because it is also found at the foot of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Other names are azurite granite, K2 azurite or K2 granite.

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