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.