Chrysocolla is a very soft, opaque, bright bluish or green gemstone.


Chrysocolla is usually found where copper is mined. In ancient Greece, copper was used as a solder for gold. A student philosopher of Aristotle named Theophrastus named chrysocolla for the Greek words chrysos meaning "gold" and kola meaning "glue," alluding to chrysocolla's relationship to copper.

chrysocolla slab from Australia

chrysocholla sphere

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