Alternative Names: None
Origin: notably Mexico, U.S.A., DR Congo
Mineral Species: Chrysocolla
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4.nH2O
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Sky blue, turquoise, blue-green.
Typical Appearance: Typically found as glassy botryoidal or rounded masses or bubbly crusts, also massive.
Birthstone: Gemini, Virgo and Taurus
Chakra Alignment: All, particularly Heart, Throat and Root
Origin of Name & Mythology: The name was first used by Theophrastus in 315 B.C. and comes from the Greek chrysos, meaning "gold," and kolla, meaning "glue," in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold.
Chrysocolla has been used for many years as a healing stone among Native American cultures, mainly to help strengthen the body's resistance. It is detoxifying, balancing, extremely calming, and encourages neutrality and clarity. It is especially effective in treating sinus and respiratory infections.