Chrysocolla, ranging in color from pale green to vibrant blue, is often found in association with malachite and azurite. The name, first used in 315 BCE by Theoprastus (successor to Aristotle), is derived from two Greek words: chrysos and kolla (gold and glue) in reference to a use of this mineral to solder together gold.
Chrysocolla has never been found in crystal form. It is always seen as a coating or replacement (pseudomorph) of other copper related species.
This viewing room is dedicated to chrysocolla. Here in this room, you will see some of the most spectacular examples. Please check back as we will add new specimens as they become available.