Chrysocolla – Scotland
Chrysocolla, hydrated copper silicate mineral specimens are a minor ore of copper. Turquoise blue specimens collected from Dunfreis in Scotland; numerous sizes available, each supplied in a labelled card tray or magnified specimen box.
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 are available as specimens in a card tray box from 1.5" x 1.5" to 3" x 4" sizes as well as smaller 1" x 1" samples in a magnifying box. Each is supplied with an information label