All about Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla--picture from WikipediaWhat is Chrysocolla? Chrysocolla is a relatively soft mineral, with a hardness of 2-4. It is usually mixed with another stone for stability, often Quartz.

What color is Chrysocolla? Chrysocolla is a gorgeous bright green-blue stone that is often mistaken for Turquoise. In fact, Chrysocolla is currently more valuable.

Where does Chrysocolla come from? This stone is frequently found in the American Southwest, and large deposits are found in Chile. Its presence is indicative of nearby Copper.

What are the metaphysical properties of Chrysocolla? Chrysocolla is said to promote clear communication and creativity, also to relieve ulcers and arthritis.

How do I clean and care for Chrysocolla? Chrysocolla should not be submerged in any liquids, but can be carefully wiped off with a damp, soft cloth. (Use distilled water.) Avoid ultrasonic jewelry cleaners, and all chemicals. Wear with care to avoid cracking and chipping.

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