Background * History

  • The name “Chrysocolla” was derived from the Greek words “chrysos” and “kola” meaning “gold” and “glue”. It was often used as a gold soldering agent. Chrysocolla is a gemstone-quality hydrous copper silicate. It is often forming with copper salts, iron and manganese oxides. Chrysocolla is most famous for its alluring, vivid blue to green cyan color, which is owed to the presence of copper impurities. Pure Chrysocolla gemstones are very rare. It often forms with other copper-bearing minerals, which results in gemstones with interesting and unique mixes of colors and mottled patterns. Some of the more common mineral mixtures include Azurite, Malachite and Turquoise. Chrysocolla may also form with Quartz. These Quartz-hybrid mixtures are harder and much more durable than pure Chrysocolla. It occurs in vivid and alluring shades of light to dark blue and green. Since it often occurs with other copper-bearing minerals, various other colors can also occur within its interesting patterns. It is almost always opaque, although some rare materials may occur slightly or almost translucent.

Healing * Metaphysical Properties

  • acceptance, anger, anxiety, arthritis, blood pressure, burns, confidence, cramps, depression, diabetes, digestion, fear, fever, guilt, heart, hip joints and hip replacement, infections, inner strength, inspiration, laryngitis, larynx, learning, liver detoxification, love, lungs, meditation, menstrual pain, muscles, negative energy, negativity, nervous tension, peace, rheumatism, scars, sensitivity, stability, stress, throat, thyroid, tolerance, ulcers…


**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Chemical Composition(Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4nH2O
ColorGreen, blue, bluish-green, black-blue, brown
Hardness (Mohs)2-4
Specific Gravity2.00 – 2.40
Refractive Index1.460 – 1.570

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  • Chile, Congo (Zaire), England, Mexico, Peru, Russia, USA…


  • Chrysocolla is a rather soft gemstone, so extra care should always be taken to retain its attractive polish. It can be easily scratched by other gems and jewelry, so it should be worn and cleaned separately. It can easily be cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. Be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended.
  • When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches.
  • It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports.
  • Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.


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