Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Malachite
The name Chrysocolla
comes from the Greek word chrysos meaning gold and kola for glue. Chrysocolla is mainly found in copper mines in dry areas, such as in the Southwest areas of the United States
Chrysocolla is also very similar to malachite but is of a deeper shade of blue.
The mottled blue and green varieties of chrysocolla come from Arizona, California, New Jersey, Michigan, New Mexico, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Large deposits are also found in Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland; Chihuahua in Mexico; South Australia, Australia; Alsace, France, various locations in Israel and Chile, and in the Shaba province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.