- a mineral, hydrous copper silicate, CuSiO3⋅2H2O, occurring in compact, green or blue masses, sometimes used in ornaments.
Origin of chrysocolla
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At Neusohl in the Carpathians, green water flowing from an ancient tunnel wears away this chrysocolla with it.
By chrysocolla of the ancients is generally understood borax, which cannot however be meant in this passage.
Gold and copper are equally indicated by chrysocolla and azure; silver and lead, by the lead.