Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla is a very peaceful stone. It is soothing and calming in times of stress, bringing about a gentle release. Chrysocolla gently draws off negative energies of all kinds and is especially helpful during transitional times, such as breakups and job loss, among other similar situations. By the same token, Chrysocolla can help calm the emotions and bring understanding to discordant relationships. Chrysocolla inspires creativity, inner balance and self-awareness. Chrysocolla can be used where feelings of anger, guilt and blame are present. It will gently assist in the awareness and understanding of this process and will bring in the energies of forgiveness, love and joy. Chrysocolla is a powerful stone because it aligns all chakras with the Divine. Chrysocolla is attractive blue-green that provides a unique color to the mineral world.

Chrysocolla is perhaps more appropriately a mineraloid than a true mineral. Most of the time it is amorphous meaning that it does not have a coherent crystalline structure. However at higher temperatures it does demonstrate a distorted crystal structure that seems to be composed of Si4 O10 sheets. Chrysocolla forms in the oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies. The name Chrysocolla derives from Greek chrysos – gold and kolla – glue, referring to its use as a flux in soldering gold. The term was used from antiquity. Chrysocolla is often found in a matrix of quartz, in which case the optical and physical properties may be closer to those of quartz. Chrysocolla covered by druses of small sparkling quartz crystals is called “Drusy Chrysocolla” and is very popular for jewelry. It is found in Peru.

 

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