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Chrysocolla Heart Large 8.3cm
Chrysocolla crystals for sale from Peru.
This lovely, large Chrysocolla heart measures 8.3cm wide and displays a range of stunning blues and blue-tinted greens which evoke imagery of the sea, as well as hints of rich earthy brown.
What Is Chrysocolla Made Of?
Chrysocolla is a copper silicate mineral which varies widely in composition, owing to the varying percentage composition of copper and silica in each piece.
The copper included in Chrysocolla is hydrated copper (Copper Hydroxide).
Often, Chrysocolla can also contain traces of other minerals, elements, and metals such as aluminium.
Very blue specimens of Chrysocolla are known as gem silica: generally, the lighter the colour of Chrysocolla, the higher the silica content, and thus the higher the hardness on the Mohs scale.
What Does Chrysocolla Look Like?
The copper inclusions create the stunning cyan (blue-green) colour Chrysocolla is famous for.
This piece has been carefully hand-polished, which is crucial for Chrysocolla as it is a hydrated copper (one of the more challenging stones to polish).
This polish enhances the gorgeous colours present in the crystal: in many of our Chrysocolla pieces, gorgeous veins of green Malachite run through black Tenorite amongst the splashes of aqua blue and turquoise hues.
The mix of these colours makes for a very pleasing display piece.
Where Does Chrysocolla Come From?
Chrysocolla can be found in various localities around the world, including Australia, Arizona in the USA, and Chile.
This piece was sourced from the well-known Lily Mine in Peru, which is famous for producing high quality Chrysocolla.
Chrysocolla History And Myth
This blue stone, which is also a copper ore, was named by Greek philosopher Theophrastus using the Greek words for gold ("Chrysos") and glue ("Kola").
The stone was named thus because it was said to have been used as a flux material to solder gold.
Chrysocolla Healing Properties
Invest in a piece of Chrysocolla for your collection or for healing purposes: this crystal is said to promote a sense of vitality, energy, and motivation in the user.
This blue semi precious stone is most commonly used with the Throat Chakra because it is believed to be a Stone of Communication.
Chrysocolla is said to help its user to speak clearly and confidently, meaning this stone is helpful for all orators, teachers, and educators.
Due to its elements of green colouring, Chrysocolla is also aligned with the Heart Chakra, meaning that it exudes a peaceful, compassionate energy.
When used with the Heart Chakra, Chrysocolla can help build self-compassion as well as improve loving relationships.
How Hard Is Chrysocolla?
Due to its varying composition, there is no exact figure for the hardness of Chrysocolla on the Mohs scale.
Generally, it ranges from 2 to 6 on the Mohs scale: a good rule of thumb is that light-blue coloured Chrysocolla specimens are harder due to their high silica content, whilst darker Chrysocolla specimens are softer due to their high copper content.
As always, it is best to handle your crystals carefully to avoid any damage.
Chrysocolla is an incredibly beautiful stone, and this piece is no exception.
We hope you enjoy building your crystal collection by adding some high quality Chrysocolla to the mix.
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