The shape of this greenish turquoise coloured stone makes it quite unique. Although widely used for its metaphysical properties chrysocolla is soft and fragile so must be handled carefully. Stones with more quartz are considerably harder but can still grade as little as 4 or 5 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Chrysocolla can be found in several countries around the world but most of the finest grade material comes from Africa. Eilat Stone or Stone of Eilat which is a type of chrysocolla is mined in the far south of Israel. Mostly used as a gemstone, it has the same chemical makeup as chrysocolla and includes the minerals azurite, malachite, turquoise and often quartz.
This highly polished chrysocolla stone would make a great display piece but ideally it should be handled as little as possible.