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Chrysocolla Chalcedony | All About This Gemstone You Need to Know

limz Published On Sat Mar 14 2020   Modified On Sat Mar 14 2020
Chrysocolla Chalcedony | All About This Gemstone You Need to Know

Chrysocolla Chalcedony, also known as Gem Silica Chrysocolla, is a rare vivid greenish-blue variety of Quartz. It is a beautiful translucent copper-bearing stone that is commonly associated with other minerals like - Chrysocolla, Quartz, Malachite, and Tenorite. 

Chrysocolla Chalcedony symbolizes forgiveness, serenity, wealth, prosperity, wisdom, creativity, balance, and positive energy.

Let us learn more about Chrysocolla Chalcedony or Gem Silica.

Meaning

Chrysocolla Chalcedony is the most valuable variety of Chalcedony that gets its remarkable color due to the presence of copper. Even though it is among the most beautiful blue gemstones, most of the people around the world have never heard of it. 

These stones can balance and open up the third eye, throat, and heart chakra. It helps to aid psychic development, promote intuition, stimulate visionary experiences, and develop the creative sides of one's career.

Origin and History

Gem Silica Crystal.
Gem Silica Crystal.
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The name "Chrysocolla Chalcedony" is given as it is colored due to the presence of Chalcedony and is a variety of Chalcedony. These beautiful stones are limited and can be found in Peru, the USA, Mexico, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Formation Process

Most of the Chrysocolla Chalcedony occurs in veins in copper ore deposits. It forms as a secondary mineral in the rocks above and adjacent to copper deposits as cavity linings and fracture fillings. It also occurs in geodes as a mineral lining.

Types

Chrysocolla Chalcedony has no type of its own.

Colors Available

Blue Chrysocolla Chalcedony Gemstone.
Blue Chrysocolla Chalcedony Gemstone.
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The color of Gem Silica varies from bluish-green to greenish-blue.

Mines Available

  • Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
  • Ray Mine, Arizona, USA
  • Inspiration Mine, Arizona, USA

Cost Per Carat

The price of Chrysocolla Chalcedony can go over $100 per carat according to its color and quality.

Uses

  • Chrysocolla Chalcedony is mostly used as a mineral specimen.
  • It is also used as a gemstone in different forms of jewelry.

Spiritual Properties

  • Chrysocolla Chalcedony helps to stimulate intuitive abilities, enhance physical activity, attract wealth, and drive us away from disturbances in life.
  • It can improve blood circulation, renew your strength, heal the thymus gland, soothe the nerve, prevent skin irritations, and aid muscle fatigue.
  • It also helps to ease emotional heartache, overcome fear and anger, heal trauma, promote inner peace, stimulate communication, and induce calmness.

Facts

Rare Gem Silica Ring.
Rare Gem Silica Ring.
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  • Almost all gem-quality Chrysocolla Chalcedony comes from Arizona, USA.
  • These stones have a vitreous, sub-vitreous, and resinous luster.
  • It has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 according to the Mohs scale.
  • It has a conchoidal to sub-conchoidal fracture and a white streak.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Rocks and Gems, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mystic Merchant, Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
  • Two Skies, Edinburg, United Kingdom

Online Stores

  • Rocks & Co., Birmingham, UK
  • Peoples Jewelers, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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