Occurs in various shades of blue and green, often mixed with quartz and the green, black or brown of other associated copper-based minerals. Found in copper-rich areas of Peru, USA, Namibia and the African Congo. It crystallizes in the form of crusts, layers, druses and botryoidal configurations. Chrysocolla in its gemmy state is known as Gem-Silica ì a desired material for gem cutters. Known as the Women’s Stone as it is recommended for all gynaecological problems from puberty to menopause. It often helps in the hand whilst giving birth. Helps to allay fears in cases of emotional instability and brings greater inner strength. Chrysocolla is said to draw out negativity.