This striking polished chrysocolla boasts fantastic colour and markings. Due to it being soft and fragile it should ideally be handled as little as possible. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness chrysocolla grades 2.5 to 3.5.
The early Native American Indians used chrysocolla for healing. It's been reported to have been used in powdered form to aid digestion and improve resistance to disease. Considering malachite is an ore of copper it should never be ingested in any form.
Chrysocolla was also believed to relieve symptoms of arthritis. This is likely to be because of the presence of copper.
Today in crystal healing it's used to provide inner strength during periods of stress or grief. It also promotes harmony whilst eliminating negativity.