Chrysocolla is 100 percent natural and is rich with copper. It’s actually part of a small group of copper-bearing gems. Other gemstones within this group include Azurite, Malachite and Cuprite.
This gemstone has a propensity to mix with other minerals, so pure chrysocolla is quite rare. It is these mixtures with other minerals and compounds that produce chrysocolla’s unique color combinations and swirls. This stone is almost always opaque, and when it is cut and polished, chrysocolla has a high-shine, vitreous luster.
Chrysocolla souced from Australia, but deposits can also be found in Chile, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Russia and the U.S.