Chrysocolla & Malachite - D.R. Congo

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We have only had a handful of specimens as interesting as this one. As you can see in the photos, the chrysocolla grew in these raised, mushroom-like patterns consisting of a couple of different hues of blue. This piece is sure to add some weirdness to any collection!

Size: 2.2 x 1.1 x 1.0 in.

Weight: 1.0 oz

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral that can often be found in botryoidal, fibrous, or stalactite formations. Its name is derived from the Greek words "molochites lithos", meaning mallow-green stone. This is because is its close resemblance to the green leaves of the mallow plant. Records show that Malachite has been mined for almost 4000 years where it was smelted to obtain copper. It is frequently associated with azurite, calcite, and quartz. Malachite, similar to many other minerals, was used to create a green pigment for a long time. It is also used for decorative purposes in home decor and jewelry.

Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper silicate mineral. Its name comes from the Greek words "chrysos" and "kolla" meaning gold and glue, respectively. It is often associated with other minerals such as quartz, azurite, malachite, and various other copper minerals. It most commonly forms in veins or botryoidal masses. 

Malachite is known as a stone for transformation. It assists in seeing the good around you while spotting negativity and toxic relationships.

Chrysocolla is known as the stone of expression, empowerment, and teaching. It embraces inner wisdom while relieving fear, anxiety, and guilt. Many say it heals a broken heart.

Chemical Formulas: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂ & Cu₂H₂Si₂O₅(OH)₄

 

You will receive the specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.