Monday, April 25, 2011

About Stones: Chrysocolla

Astrological Sign: Gemini, Virgo, Taurus

Chakra: Throat, Heart

Lore: Chrysocolla eases emotional heartache and increases our capacity to love. Native American tribes used it as a healing stone for calming upset feelings. It helps re-build relationships and is purifying to the home and the environment.

Geology: Chrysocolla is formed in the oxidation zone of copper ore minerals where surface water containing acid dissolves copper out of the rock. It is called Eilat stone when intergrown with turquoise and malachite.

Localities: Peru, Chile, Arizona, Nevada, Russia