Ancient Spirit Bear Chrysocolla Bear Carving
The name chrysocolla comes from the Greek chrysos, "gold", and kolla, "glue", in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE. It is usually found as rounded masses and crusts, or vein fillings. Chrysocolla is one of the lesser known gemstones, with traces of copper, iron and manganese oxide
Because of its light blue color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise. is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite. And occurs naturally in green, bluish green, blue, blackish blue, or brown. According to traditional beliefs, chrysocolla alleviates fear, guilt and nervous tension.
The Bear medicine emphasizes the importance of solitude, quiet time, rest and the spirit of the bear provides strong grounding forces as well as signifying protection.
Size: Approximately 2 1/2"