Gem Chrysocolla Cabochon 10576

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This designer shaped cabochon of Chrysocolla is a bit gemmy, meaning that is like agate and almost translucent. Chrysocolla is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. Pure chrysocolla is too soft for jewelry purposes but it is often found in quartz deposits which makes it hard enough to polish for cabochons. It is often found mixed with malachite, turquoise and azurite.   This gemstone is rarely minded today, which is what creates its high price tag.

Flat polished beveled back

Measures 16.45x39.45mm

Thickness 6.15mm