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Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Chrysocolla: a rare beautiful blue...

These little pieces were actually given to me by a dealer in Singapore. I love the beautiful waxy lustre on the pieces

From Wikiepedia:

Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green colour and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 3.5. It is also used as an ornamental stone. It is typically found as glassy botryoidal or rounded masses and crusts, or vein fillings. Because of its light color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise. Commonly it occurs only as pourous crusts unsuitable for gem use, but high quality, gem grade chrysocolla can be translucent and is highly prized.

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