Chrysocolla Heart 6cm wide


Chrysocolla Heart 6 cm wide

Location; Peru

Size; 6cm x 5.5cm Weight; 115gm  Ref No 4813



Chrysocolla Heart 6cm wide

This superb Chrysocolla Heart 6cm wide, has some gorgeous colours, these are typical of the chrysocolla from the Lily mine in Peru. This mine, forty miles east of Pisco is a famous source of high grade minerals and crystals.

Chrysocolla is an opaque copper silicate mineral. It has a superb range of colours, browns, vivid 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, and also one for empowering feminine energies. This is also a stone that encourages self awareness, confidence and sensitivity. It is a stone of communication, and teaching, and it also a favourite with monks and hermits.

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