Chrysocolla, derived from the Greek chrysos meaning "gold," is a copper mineral. Crystals are very rarely seen, but it is frequently intergrown with other minerals such as quartz or opal. This results in a harder, more resilient gemstone, as pure chrysocolla is soft and fragile. Its copper content is responsible for chrysocolla's range of bright green to blue hues.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Chrysocolla Quartz, Cuprian Chalcedony, Gem Silica
Countries of Origin
Papua New Guinea; Angola; Cyprus; Sudan; Malaysia; Kazakhstan; Portugal; Armenia; Greece; Austria; Mongolia; Morocco; Unknown; Mali; Luxembourg; Brazil; Iraq; Slovenia; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Argentina; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Hungary; Japan; Ukraine; Zambia; Congo; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; New Zealand; Canada; Turkey; Belgium; Namibia; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Jamaica; Peru; Germany; Afghanistan; Russian Federation; Fiji; Czechia; United States of America; Egypt; Madagascar; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Costa Rica; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Pakistan; China; Ireland; Poland; Slovakia; Bulgaria; France; Jordan; Serbia; Kyrgyzstan; Romania; Sri Lanka; Philippines; Uzbekistan; Switzerland; Spain; Azerbaijan; Mauritania; Norway; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Mexico; Uganda; Zimbabwe; Israel; Australia; Greenland; Tajikistan; Indonesia
Normal Care unless it has been dyed then avoid harsh chemicals, acetone and ultrasonic cleaners.