Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy

Chrysocolla Drusy Cabachon Shot On Freshwater Pearls and Faceted Aquamarine

Chrysocolla Drusy is a prized gemstone known for it’s exquisite Robin’s egg blue color – unlike that of any other gemstone. It’s most often confused with Turquoise – I call it Turquoise’s second cousin – Chrysocolla is found wherever copper deposits occur and is often found with other minerals such as malachite, azurite and turquoise – which are also found in copper deposits.

The sparkling crystals of Drusy quartz adds substantial hardness and stability to this otherwise soft stone. Pure Chrysocolla is between 2.0 and 4.0 of the Mohs Scale of hardness.

Chrysocolla Drusy occurs as crusts, small stalactite like masses, and/or botryoidal clusters. You can see the botryoidal clusters (spheres) very clearly on the Cabachon above.

Drusy, druse, druzy, drusies – are just a few of the ways you’ll see Drusy spelled online and off. But, no matter how it’s spelled, Drusy is the term used to describe the tiny quartz micro-crystals that form on or within the surface of stones.

Chrysocolla is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is upset.

Metaphysically, Chrysocolla is associated with serenity, tranquility, peace, patience, tolerance, acceptance, unconditional love, calmness, hope, gentleness and sensitivity.

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  1. Olivia Bland says:

    I would love to have a worry-stone sized piece of Chrysocolla Drusy — how much would it cost me and is it possible that you would be able to provide it? It is so beautiful and I need its calming, healing properties.

  2. Hi Olivia! I’m not sure that I have something that small but I’ll check after I get back from my show tomorrow. Can you give me an idea approximate size in inches? Like 1/2″ x 1″ or smaller? The other stone you may want to consider is turquoise. It calms me down faster than anything else, and I do have worry stone size in the Natural Blue Moon Turquoise that would be less expensive than the Chrysocolla Drusy. Thanks for contacting me!

  3. Krista Gruenewald says:

    Good afternoon, I have a question. Would you know of a reputable chrysocolla buyer in Arizona. I have 5 pieces of chrysocolla that I got in Bisbee, Arizona back in early 1971 where my aunt used to live. I was looking to sell them and having a very hard time finding anyone knowledgable and honest. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  4. Krista, You may want to try to find someone at the Tuscon Show in Feb… or send me a picture of what you have and I may be able to help you out the best I can.