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Congo Chrysocolla 3 Inch 4-6 Ounce
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Gorgeous African bright blue chrysocolla imported by Kidz Rocks from the Katanga Copper Mines of Congo Africa. We hand select only the very best for you! These specimens are a layer of chrysocolla on top of a tan matrix rock on the bottoms.

You will receive one specimen that is 3 inch to 3 1/2 inch and weighing 4 to 6 ounces.

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Chrysocolla is attractive blue-green and provides a unique color to the mineral world. Chrysocolla forms in the oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies. The name Chrysocolla comes from the Greek words cyrysos which means gold and the word kola which means glue.

Chrysocolla has been known to man since the beginning of recorded history. It should be noted that Chrysocolla got its name because its properties were first used to solder gold. Using Chrysocolla was first recorded in 315 BC by a Greek philosopher and botanist named Theophrastus. Legend has it that eilat stone was originally mined in King Solomon's mines in Africa.

In ancient Egypt, it was called the wise stone because it shielded and encouraged the mind during negotiations. Those who wore it generally came up with clever compromises and resolutions and it is said that Cleopatra wore chrysocolla jewelry everywhere she went.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Chrysocolla is a very peaceful stone. It is soothing and calming in times of stress, bringing about a gentle release. Chrysocolla gently draws off negative energies of all kinds and is especially helpful during transitional times, such as breakups and job loss, among other similar situations. By the same token, Chrysocolla can help calm the emotions and bring understanding to discordant relationships.

Chrysocolla is a wonderful piece to use, on a daily basis, as a support stone. It helps to face challenges and changes with ease. Chrysocolla inspires creativity, inner balance and self-awareness. Chrysocolla can be used where feelings of anger, guilt and blame are present. It will gently assist in the awareness and understanding of this process and will bring in the energies of forgiveness, love and joy. Chrysocolla is a powerful stone because it aligns all chakras with the Divine.

Chrysocolla is a tranquil stone. Chrysocolla can be used with the Throat Chakra, where it helps with wise communication, or with the Heart Chakra to balance and strengthen, helping one to learn how to live from the truth of the Heart. It can also be used to open and activate the Thymus, or Second Heart Chakra. Chrysocolla has been used with the Third-Eye to enhance meditation, bringing visions and knowledge of the sublime into conscious awareness.

At home, use Chrysocolla to guard against obnoxious neighbors, unwanted phone calls and emails. It is helpful, especially for the elderly, to ease feelings of fear when living alone.

Physically, Chrysocolla can help heal ailments of the lungs, back, and stomach. It alleviates rheumatism, arthritis and painful joints. It oxidizes the blood and helps with proper lung function. Chrysocolla also helps with high blood pressure, insulin production, thyroid problems, PMS, healthy fetal development and labor pains.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Unique green-blue but can vary widely from more blue to more green, often in the same specimen.

Luster: Earthy to dull or vitreous and waxy.

Transparency: Specimens are translucent to opaque.

Crystal System: Probably monoclinic or orthorhombic.

Crystal Habit: Growth Habits include mostly massive forms that can be crusts, stalachtites and botryoidal. Also as inclusions in other minerals such as quartz.

Cleavage: Absent

Fracture: Pronounced conchoidal.

Hardness: Variable from 2 to 4.

Specific Gravity: Approximately 2.0 - 2.3 (very light)

Streak: White to blue-green.

Associated Minerals: Quartz, limonite, azurite, malachite, cuprite and other secondary copper minerals.

Other Characteristics: May have an opal like appearance.

Best Field Indicators: Lack of crystals, color, fracture, low density and softness.


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