Drusy Coated Chrysocolla Small Specimen (Group 21-34)
Beautiful specimens with a thin layer of Chrysocolla sitting on top of a basal matrix, variably associated with Malachite (some beautifully crystalline) and beautiful frondy Psilomelane aka Manganese Oxide dendrites!
Specimens generally have a fairly thin banding of crystalline material on a more substantial matrix. Some specimens have lovely dendritic patterns and features. These specimens fall under the “Kolwesite” banner but have a clearly predominant mineral and so are labelled as such.
Excellent and exciting material! The colour is a stunning turquoise. From Kakanda, Congo. Good to A Grade. Small size. Choose your individual crystal.
Chrysocolla has a cyan to turquoise colour. It is a hydrous copper silicate usually found in association with Malachite and Azurite. A secondary mineral, Chrysocolla forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore bodies. It’s the copper that gives this mineral its beautiful turquoise colour. Chrysocolla was first mentioned in 315 BC by Theophrastus, Greek Peripatetic philosopher and pupil of Aristotle.
Psilomelane is a group name for black manganese oxides including Hollandite (in Star Quartz) and Romanechite. It takes its name from the Greek ‘psilos’, meaning smooth, and ‘melas’, meaning black. Psilomelane consists of hydrous Manganese Oxide with variable amounts of barium and potassium.
A Dendrite (‘dendritic’) is a term used to describe a mineral that forms in a branching moss- or fern-like pattern. Some native Silver & Gold forms like this. The term also applies to the appearance of these patterns (usually black) across a surface. Often misidentified as fossilized plant material, the organic fronds are usually due to crystallized Manganese Oxide.
Physical Healing Keywords:
- Reproductive System, Gynaecological Issues;
- Endocrine System, Menopause, Puberty
Communication, Expression of the Sacred, Goddess, Gentleness, Power, Tranquility, Inner Strength, Self Awareness
Chrysocolla is a tranquil & sustaining stone. It draws off negative energies of all kinds within the home. Chrysocolla can help you accept constantly changing situations with serenity, invoking great inner strength. Additionally, it assists with relationships that have become rocky.
It can calm, cleanse & re-energize the chakras. Also said to draw out negative emotions like guilt, while reversing destructive emotional programming. Heals heartache. Encourages self-awareness, and enhances personal power.