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Chrysocolla for sale: a beautiful green, blue, or blue-green mineral. The chemical formula is hydrated copper silicate, (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4•nH2O. It gets it’s name from the Greek chrysos, meaning "gold", and kolla, "glue", in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold. It is secondary in occurance and comes from the oxidation zone of copper ores. Pure Chrysocolla is soft only a 2.5-3.5 on the mohs scale but when it becomes agatized it can be made into exquisite jewelry..
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Mineral Properties of Chrysocolla

Chemical formula:  ( Cu,Al) 2 H 2 Si 2 O 5 (OH) 4 . nH 2 O.

Color(s): Many shades of Blue and green

Streak: white

Luster: vitreous

Transparency: translucent to opaque

Crystal system: monoclinic

Specific Gravity: 2.0-2.4

Hardness (Mohs): 2.5-7

Cleavage: none

Fracture:   conchoidal to uneven

Uses:   jewelry

Location: Bacan Islands, Indonesia, Israel, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile, Cornwall in England, and in the United States, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

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