Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: notably Mexico, U.S.A., DR Congo

Mineral Species: Chrysocolla

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4.nH2O

Hardness: 2.5-3.5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Sky blue, turquoise, blue-green.

Typical Appearance: Typically found as glassy botryoidal or rounded masses or bubbly crusts, also massive.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Gemini, Virgo and Taurus

Chakra Alignment: All, particularly Heart, Throat and Root

Element: None

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.

Additional Information

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.

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