Chrysocolla, Fynchenite, Natural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

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 Chrysocolla, Fynchenite, Natural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

10-8mm smooth nugget strands have 45 to 47 pieces.

Chrysocolla is a wonderful combination of a variety of greens to intense blues, with a hint of brown. It is a minor ore of copper. Chrysocolla is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite in masses, crusts or vein fillings. Because of its blue color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise.

Notable occurrences include Indonesia, Israel, Congo, Chile, England, and China. In the United Sates it can be found in several states, including Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  Fynchenite is a Chrysocolla from Madagascar. 

The name “Chrysocolla” is derived from the Greek chrysos, meaning “gold”, and kolla, meaning “glue”, because the ancient Greeks used this semiprecious stone when soldering gold.

Hardness 6-7 

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, and polishing in China.