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Chrysocolla ~ Morenci Mine

Chrysocolla ~ Morenci Mine

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This listing is for 1 Morenci Chrysocolla 

These pieces are from an old collection mined in the 1970s

Locality : Morenci Mine, Arizona, United States 

Size approx  :  1/2"    (2g-4g)

  • Composition: Copper silicate hydroxide  [CuSiO3·2H2O]

   Chrysocolla is a copper silicate hydroxide mineral its name comes from the Greek words "chrysos," meaning gold, and "kolla," meaning glue, due to its historical use as a flux for soldering gold. It is typically found in areas of copper deposits and is often associated with other copper minerals such as malachite and azurite. The Morenci Mine in Arizona is one of the largest copper mines in the United States and has been a significant source of chrysocolla specimens. Chrysocolla from the Morenci Mine typically exhibits a rich blue-green color with swirling patterns.

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