Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla with malachite

Chrysocolla is a sulfate with a chemical formula

Cu
2-x
Al
x
(H
2-x
Si
2
O
5
)(OH)
4
· nH
2
O (x < 1)

Chrysocolla is part of the orthorhombic crystal structure

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Chrysocolla

Lustre: Vitreous, Waxy, Earthy
Diaphaneity: Translucent, Opaque
Colour: Green, bluish green, blue, blackish blue, or brown
Streak: Light green
Hardness (Mohs): 2½ - 3½
Hardness Data: Measured
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: None Observed
None
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Density (measured): 1.93 - 2.4 g/cm3

* Physical properties of Chysocolla was provided by mindat.org *

Energetic Properties of Chrysocolla

Key Words: Communication, expression of the sacred, goddess energies, gentleness and power
Chakras: Throat (5th chakra), Heart (4th chakra), Root (1st chakra)
Physical: Supports adrenals and thyroid, aids with stress-related illnesses
Emotional: Aids with calming, release of stress and anxiety
Spiritual: Facilitates expressing inner wisdom, linking with the Earth's awareness

 

 

 

 

 

*Energetic Properties of Chysocolla was provided by Book of Stones *