Freeform Polished Chrysocolla and Malachite

Freeform Polished Chrysocolla and Malachite

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Quick Overview

This Chrysocolla and Malachite specimen has a vibrant light-teal hue flowing right through the center. The rounded edges and polished shape of this piece compliments the pattern and color.

~7" long x 5" tall x 3-1/2" wide


More Information:

Theophrastus, the successor to Aristotle in ancient Greece was the first to use the Greek word Crysos " meaning gold" and kolla " meaning glue" as he discovered the mineral could be used to solder gold. Chrysocola is of secondary origin and is found where copper ore oxidizes. It commonly forms in botryoidal masses and on occasion, due to its similarity in appearance, can be confused with Turquoise.