5.5cm Chrysocolla Egg from the Lily Mine in Peru
This superb 5.5cm Chrysocolla Egg is from the famous Lily Mine, near Ica in Peru. This egg is a vibrant turquoise colour, together with the mottled brown colours typically found in Chrysocolla. This Egg has not been over polished so parts of it retain the attractive natural texture of this beautiful semi-precious stone.
Chrysocolla is an opaque copper silicate mineral. It has a superb range of colours, browns, greens, dark blue and turquoise blue. Because this is a mineral that contains copper, it is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite. It gets its name from the words ‘chrysos’ and ‘kolla’ ancient Greek words for ‘gold’ and ‘glue’. Because it contains copper ore it was used to solder gold, hence the name. Chrysocolla comes from a variety of countries including, Australia, Central Africa and also Chile and Peru. The Lily Mine, Pisco Umay in Peru is the source of this chrysocolla egg, it is located about 200 km south of Lima.
Metaphysically, it is a stone of forgiveness and peace, a stone of compassion and gentleness. This is a very soothing and rejuvenating stone, a stone for empowering feminine energies. This is also a stone that encourages self awareness, confidence and sensitivity.