Dims: 3.5" x 3.1" x 1.9" (8.9 x 7.9 x 4.8 cm)
Wt: 7.95 oz. (225.5 g)
Another specimen from an as-yet-undetermined locality, this piece consists of a slightly green quartzite host rock that appears to have been partially broken and then "glued" back together when massive Chrysocolla filled up the spaces between the pieces. The Chrysocolla has a wonderful, bright green-blue coloration and shows a small amount of layered banding. In spots where there was a rather large space between broken pieces of the quartzite, hollows formed inside the Chrysocolla. These hollows are lined with thin layers of fine, transparent quartz crystals, creating what is known as "drusy Chrysocolla". The hollows tend to give the Chrysocolla the space it needs to form slight botryoidal formations. There is only one hollow visible on the specimen, but exposed druses of the quartz show where other hollows were. The Chrysocolla has a pearly to waxy luster and is opaque.