gem of communication
Chrysocolla Origin & Physical Properties
Chrysocolla is a unique gemstone, in that it is actually an amalgamation of several minerals. It is a hydrated copper mineral occurring in cyan to greenish color tones and the minerals associated with it are quartz, limonite, azurite, malachite, and other secondary copper minerals. Because it is a mix of so many elements, the hardness varies wildly from and mohs of 2 through 7, depending on the amount of silica that was fused into the material as it formed.
Found in many parts of the world, the most sought after rough is currently coming out of Chile, the Congo Australia. The most precious variety of Chrysocolla is when it is crystallized with an infusion of silica quartz, becoming hard and lustrous like an agate, this form of Chrysocolla is called “Gem Silica” or Chrysocolla Chalcedony.
2.5 - 3.5
1.4 – 1.6
Blue, cyan or blue-green, green, blackish blue
Israel, the Congo (Zaire), Chile, Mexico, Peru, Russia, and the USA
Communication, empowerment, inner wisdom, self expression
Chrysocolla Healing & Metaphysical Properties
Chrysocolla is an incredibly popular stone in the metaphysical world, due it its easily accessible heartfelt energy. This stone is highly conducive for opening the throat chakra and encouraging positive communication and modes of expression. Chrysocolla aids in speaking your truth with love and a soft touch.
Because Chrysocolla spans the color ranges between the heart and throat chakra (green to cyan) it is ideal for attuning the connection between the heart and throat, helping to find the voice of truth and compassion. Chrysocolla is excellent for balancing the feminine energies, for both women and men. The stone will help relieve stress and heighten sensitivities to the subtle realm.