AUSSIE CHRYSOCOLLA SPECIMEN
Aussie Chrysocolla Specimen with excellent vibrant colour and solid rock. This beautiful 2tone piece could be used to create stunning jewellery or be appreciated just as it is. This is good quality Australian material and suitable for a colourful collection specimen or lapidary. This won’t last long so get a wiggle on!
Mt Selwyn, QLD, Australia.
4.5cm x 4.8cm x 4.2cm, 68g.
Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
The name was first used by Theophrastus in 315 B.C. and comes from the Greek chrysos, meaning “gold,” and kolla, meaning “glue,” in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold. André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers revived the name in 1808. Chrysocolla forms in the oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies.