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
United States of America (the); Unknown; Sri Lanka; China; Poland; Mexico; Madagascar; Israel; Australia; Peru; India