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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 ).]
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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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The mineralogy of the milled Haib feed revealed that 98.5% of the total copper content occurred as chalcopyrite, 1% as bornite, and less than 0.5% as chalcocite, covellite, malachite and chrysocolla.
In these deposits, the predominant mineralization is supergene and consists primarily of chrysocolla and malachite.
Lapis lazuli is good for back pain, Reeya tells me, while chrysocolla can soothe the aches and pains of arthritis.
In the apothecary section, two young women were inspecting shelves with detox kits, Sex Dust, psychic vampire repellent and a shamanic pouch with healing stones that included "the goddess stone" chrysocolla.
Octopus frontlet, 300-600 AD, Moche, Peru, La Mina, gold, chrysocolla, shells, 27.9x43.1cm.
Akilah, who sold the hugely popular green chrysocolla stones from Bacan on the market in Ternate, had heard that a headless body of a boy selling plastic bags had been found in the Gamalama vegetable market.
However, Van Oosterwyck-Gastuche (1968) concluded that the validity of bisbeeite was doubtful, and the mineral was discredited by the International Mineralogical Association's Commission of New Minerals and Mineral Names in 1977, when it was considered as a synonym for chrysocolla, [(Cu,Al).sub.2][H.sub.2][Si.sub.2][O.sub.5][(OH).sub.4] x n[H.sub.2]O ( min-26553.html).
The silver, lapis lazuli and chrysocolla pendant, which doubles as a brooch, hails from Taxco and bears the kind of marks often found on Mexican silver.
Mineralogy consists of malachite, azurite, and chrysocolla. This zone forms a blanket spreading out from the underlying primary mineralisation.
Joints cutting the platinum-bearing veins are typically lined by botryoidal crusts of bright peacock-blue chrysocolla (Wagner, 1925).
Naturally, there's my all-time favorite gem, chrysocolla. I'm not yet sure exactly what it's good for, but the name has a nice ring, and Mr.
My finds include quartz, jaspers, chrysocolla and petrified wood.