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- n. A vitreous silicate mineral that is a minor ore of copper, with the chemical formula (Cu2+,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring massive, of a blue or greenish blue color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silicate of the protoxid of copper, of a bluish-green to sky-blue color, apparently produced from the decomposition of copper ores, which it usually accompanies.
- n. Borax: so called in the sixteenth century because it was used in soldering gold.
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My room, in a turret, had been painted to look like chrysocolla, a wonderful blend of blues and greens.
Walk through a dry wash in the Sonoran Desert, as Leslie Silko has been doing daily for the last 30-odd years, and you're likely to find legions of rattlesnakes guarding hidden seams of chrysocolla, gold and other precious metals - which inspire her memoir's title, "Turquoise Ledge."
Archaeologists long assumed that the mysterious pigment came from malachite or chrysocolla, minerals that result from the weathering of copper ore.
A portion of the copper mineral, from which the rock or vein-stuff had been detached as far as practicable, was found to consist of impure hydrated silicate of copper (bluish-green chrysocolla) and carbonate of copper.
The chrysocolla eyes beneath the amber bangs focused on him.
Caligula, in a fit of extravagance, used chrysocolla; and Nero, to surpass him, caused the brilliant red of cinnabar to be mixed with it.
Caldbeck Fells, Cumberland, where small brilliant crystals are associated with malachite and chrysocolla in a quartzose rock; Rézbánya in the Bihar
That which I have seen has been embedded in the loose rock above the mine, about a quarter inch in diameter, and more or less disguised by a green coating of chrysocolla.
The oxide group of minerals -- including the copper carbonates, azurite and malachite; the silicate, chrysocolla; the oxide, cuprite; the sulphates, chalcanthite and brochantite; and some native copper associated with these minerals -- probably supplies another 5 per cent.
The one is complex; vitreous copper ore, malachite, chrysocolla, chalcopyrite and some pyrite, besides free gold.
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