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A relatively soft stone, chrysocolla is the softer counterpart to turquoise. So soft, in fact, that it is often agatized in chalcedony to give it durability and a shiny coating. As it is a copper-bearing mineral, it is usually found in large copper deposits. The name is derived from the Greek chrysos, meaning "gold" and kolla, meaning "glue."

Chrysocolla has been used for thousands of years as the stone of concillation. Ancient Egyptians referred to it as a wise stone, believing those who wore it became sensitive, tolerant, and able to reach clever compromises. Cleopatra carried chrysocolla with her at all times.

Healers use chrysocolla to calm agitated nerves and female-specific problems related to hormones. As well, chrysocolla is believed to absorb pain and fever.

Astrologically, chrysocolla is associated with Taurus, Cancer, Aquarius, and Libra.

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