Kip the Chrysocolla Buffalo
Hand carved Chrysocolla stone. Made from natural chrysocolla and granite that formed together. This buffalo is the perfect addition to your family.
The name 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.
What a special way to recall the beauty of the Black Hills, Custer State Park and the Buffalo.
2 1/2" long x 2" high x ½" wide