(Cu, Al) 2H2Si2O5 (OH) 4xnH2O
Habitat: Israel, Congo, Chile, England, Mexico, USA
Color: Red, blue green, green
Basic information: Crystallises in the orthorhombic system. It forms massive, nodular and botryoidal aggregates.
Formed in the oxidation zone of copper. Crystallizes together with quartz, azurite, malachite and other copper minerals.
Moh’s scale hardness is 2.5-3.5. Uneven fracture, no cleavage. It is very fragile, has vitreous luster, white to blue green streak. It is translucent to opaque.
Interesting facts: In ancient Egypt chrysocolla was called the Philosopher’s Stone. It was believed that it helps with negotiate and protect the one who wears it from violence. Cleopatra wore it always wherever she went. Through thousands of years it was considered the cornerstone of reconciliation, peace and harmony.
The alternative (no scientific evidence): Develops preference for a healthy way of life.
It helps with concentration, calms the heart, arranges scattered thoughts and gives peace of mind.