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Chrysocolla in Quartz (Gem Silica) Rough
Chrysocolla in Quartz, or Gem Silica, is the rarest and most desirable form
of Chrysocolla. This material cuts and polishes like a charm and has fine
translucence. It contains other copper secondaries, such as malachite and
cuprite, which makes for stunning gemstones.
Chrysocolla is a secondary copper mineral with a blue-green color, that
some people mistake for turquoise. The main difference is turquoise contains
phosphorus and chrysocolla does not.
Chrysocolla in Quartz (Gem Silica) takes a good polish with tin oxide or
diamond, followed with green rouge (Zam is a brand name for green rouge).
Mohs hardness 5.0 to 6.0.
Globe, Arizona Chrysocolla in Quartz (Gem Silica)
Locality: Globe, Arizona Locality:
This Chrysocolla in Quartz (Gem Silica) comes from Globe, Arizona. Globe
is the locality of the famed, and now closed, Sleeping Beauty turquoise
mine. This Chrysocolla in Quartz will cut fabulous gems!
Sample of Chrysocolla in Quartz (Gem Silica) Rough from Globe, Arizona
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