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Chrysocolla

Communication, Empowerment, Inner wisdom

Chakra : All
Element : Earth
Astro Sign : Libra

 

Chrysocolla is a stone of communication, encouraging us to express ourselves freely and as honestly as possible. It allows us to connect with our highest self and empowers us to teach and discover our inner wisdom and truth, enhancing our intuition. It has a soft feminine energy that has long be known as a stone of the wise women, activating wisdom and bringing balance. With its nurturing energy, Chrysocolla helps soothe heart ache and allows us to tap into our creativity without fear.

Chrysocolla's turquoise-blue colour promotes tranquility and serenity much like the calmness of a vast ocean.  It helps allow us to keep cool when things get heated and encourages us to let go of any tension. It cleanses and reenergizes all the the chakras and aids in removing negativity from our emotions and space.  It is has been known as a hermits stone, helping us to find happiness and peace in the stillness of our own company. 

Carry Chyrsocolla on you to promote calm communication when trying to resolve conflict. 

History

The name Chrysocolla was first used by Greek philosopher and botanist Theophrastus in 315 B.C. It was derived from the Greek words chrysos, meaning gold, and kola, meaning glue, because goldsmiths used Chrysocolla as an ingredient of solder to weld pieces of gold together. Many ancient cultures thought it to hold magical properties. Ancient Egyptians used it as an amulet to protect children and during the middle ages, it was used to decorate monasteries and used to help cure ulcers and stomach aches. During the renaissance, the pigment was used in paint and the Native American's believed it to have powers of strength and peace. 

Geology

Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral and is found in the copper oxide zones of major copper deposits. Its striking cyan colour is caused from it being a minor copper ore. Chrysocolla is usually found with other copper ores, most commonly Malachite. It has a hardness of 2.5 - 4, although when it has a quartz or chalcedony matrix it can go up to 7. It can be found wherever copper deposits are located with substantial deposits in the USA, Chile, Australia, France, England and Russia.