chrysocolla, malachite, specimen, photo

Chrsocolla Malachite

Bagdad Copper Mine, Arizona, USA

The name Chrysocolla is derived from the Greek words, chrysos meaning gold and Kolla meaning glue. Malachite, which gives this specimen its blue/green colour, comes from the Greek word for mallow, a green herb. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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