Mountain Hollow Crystals
Chrysocolla is a “classic” Peruvian mineral that’s found in many colorations.
Did you know that chrysocolla veins don’t actually contain pure Chrysocolla, but Chrysocolla mixed with other minerals? Pure Chrysocolla is cyan (blue-green) in color and even then can range from more green or more blue. The colors of the rough mined product (and later any polished version) will depend on both the area of Peru and the veins in which they are found. For example, in the coastal desert area of Peru, the veins produce Chrysocolla with Malachite, Quartz, Tenorite and Cuprite. However in the higher elevations of the Andes, you’ll find it mixed with Malachite, Quartz Tenorite, and Azurite instead of Cuprite.
Photos taken with indoor daylight lamp; please allow for minor variations of coloring depending on your computer.
160g / 59.5mm