Chrysocolla Polished Crystal Sphere

Chrysocolla Polished Crystal Sphere


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Chrysocolla Sphere

Chrysocolla is a secondary mineral found in oxidized zones of copper deposits. It is abundant in the southwestern United States as well as in numerous areas worldwide. It is sometimes confused with turquoise, but it is softer,

2—4 on the Moh’s scale. It is cryptocrystalline and is typically found in masses or fracture fillings. The chemistry of chrysocolla is hydrous copper silicate. It has a vitreous to waxy luster and its crystal system is orthorhombic. Mineral associations are copper, malachite, and azurite. Chrysocolla is found in the USA, Chile, England, France, Russia, and Africa.

Chrysocolla (hydrated copper silicate) is a mineral, (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O. It is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore bodies. Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green color and is a minor ore of copper. Commonly it occurs only as porous crusts unsuitable for gem use, but high quality, gem grade chrysocolla can be translucent and is highly prized. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, "gold", and kolla, "glue", in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE.

Metaphysical Properties: A true stone of serenity, it gently works to overcome fear, anxiety, and guilt. A lovely stone for the home that draws of negativity and encourages tranquil relationships. Chrysocolla calms cleanses and re-energizes the chakras.

Corresponding Astrological Signs: AQUARIUS

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