Chrysocolla's make up is hydrated copper silicate, a mineral that forms in the oxidation areas of copper ore. It is associated with minerals like quartz, limonite, azurite, malachite, cuprite, and other secondary copper inclusive minerals.
Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green color with a hardness of 2.5 to 3.5. Because of its color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise. Found in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and around the world... Mexico, Brazil, Israel and the Republic of Congo.