Australian Chrysocolla Specimen with excellent vibrant colour and solid throughout rock. This beautiful 2tone piece could be used to create stunning jewellery or be appreciated just as it is. This is very good quality Australian material and is definitely suitable for lapidary, unlike pieces from other locations which can be crumbly. This won’t last long so get a wiggle on!
Mt Selwyn, QLD, Australia.
3.5cm x 2.5cm x 3cm, 45g.
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.