Polished Chrysocolla Malachite
Highly polished chrysocolla malachite mineral, a highly polished stone with distinctive colour and markings.
The mineral chrysocolla is a soft stone which grades just 2½ to 3½ on Mohs scale of mineral hardness so it must be handled carefully. Often found in and around copper mines, it's frequently associated with the minerals quartz, azurite, malachite, cuprite and as well as other copper minerals. Although Theophrastus the Ancient Greek philosopher wrote about chrysocolla in his treatise Theophrastus on Stones, it's believed the name did not refer solely to the stone that we know today as chrysocolla but also to a number of other copper minerals including malachite.
Weight (grams) : 480
Size (cms) : 9.6 x 6.4 x 4.5