chrysocolla


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chrys·o·col·la

 (krĭs′ə-kŏl′ə)
n.
A blue to blue-green amorphous mineral, Cu2H2(Si2O5)(OH)4 often occurring as thin seams or surface layers in the oxidation zones of copper ores.

[Latin chrȳsocolla, copper carbonate, malachite, from Greek khrūsokolla : khrūso-, chryso- + kolla, glue (from its use in soldering gold ).]

chrysocolla

(ˌkrɪsəʊˈkɒlə)
n
a mineral that is a silicate of copper and occurs in shades of blue or green and is reputed to have calming properties
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