Chrysocolla – Scotland
£1.50 – £2.00
Chrysocolla, hydrated copper silicate mineral specimens are a minor ore of copper. Turquoise blue specimens collected from Dunfreis in Scotland; various sizes available, each supplied in a labelled card tray.
Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper silicate mineral often appearing vibrant blue in colour . It is an ore of copper, albeit a minor one. The name comes from the ancient Greek word chrysos, which means gold, and kolla, meaning glue, as it was used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BC. Chrysocolla rarely if ever appears in a visible crystal form. It is almost always in botryoidal, reniform, or stalactitic masses and crusts & as vein infillings. The specimens of Chrysocolla we supply come from Walnockhead, a town where copper, nickel and zinc have been mined near Dunfries in Scotland. These specimens are supplied in a white card tray box with an information label