Chrysocolla

Chemical Formula

Cu2H2Si2O5(OH)4

Chemical Class

Silicates

Properties

The name was used for the first time by Theophrastus in 315 B.C. It comes from the Greek Criso = Gold, and Cola = Glue, referring to this mineral usage in gold welding.

Origin

Brumadinho, MG

Curiosities

André Jean François Marie Brochant de Villiers relived this name in 1808

Use

Chrysocolla is not very significant as copper ore. It is used in ornament manufacturing, usually in cabochon shape.

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