Shattuckite is a copper-containing hydroxy silicate. The chemical formula is Cu5 [SiO3] (OH) 2.
It belongs to the Orthorhombic crystal system, and the crystal is thin and long prismatic, and granular, dense, massive and fibrous aggregates are common;
Basic Property of Shattuckite
- Blue to green blue；
- transparent – opaque；
- glass – silk luster;
- Biaxial normal crystal,+2V=88 °;
- Refractive index Ng=1.815, Nm=1.783, N=1752;
- Discount rate: 0.063;
- hardness: 3.5~4;
- The relative density is 3.8~4.1 (some of them are mixed with more impurities, so the relative density is as low as 2.53);
- There are two groups of complete cleavage.
Shattuckite usually occurs in the oxidation zone of copper deposits and is associated with Chrysocolla, etc. The famous place of origin is the Shattuck Mine in Arizona, the United States. The English name of Shattuckite is derived from this place name. There is also Katanga in Congo (formerly Zaire), which produces bright blue crystals and fiber radial aggregates.
Chrysocolla and Shattuckite Comparision
What is Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is the alteration product of copper mineral and is a kind of hydrous copper silicate mineral.
The monoclinic system has very few crystals, which are usually amorphous colloids, and are produced in the form of stalactites, earth or dyes in quartz, often coexisting with malachite and chalcopyrite.
The color of Chrysocolla is mainly green and blue-green, and it can be brown and black when it contains many impurities. Transparent to opaque, glass luster, waxy luster and earthy luster. The Mohs hardness is 2~4. When there is a lot of mixed silica, the Mohs hardness can be as high as 6.
With high hardness and beautiful colour, a kind of quartz, chalcedony, or opal containing Chrysocolla is often cut and ground into plain gemstones.
Chrysocolla Healing property
If people are Under a lot of pressure, they may feel useless. The Chrysocolla belongs to the monoclinic system and has very gentle and warm energy.
It has an opacity and shows no interest in life. The translucent texture creates a kind of energy that can heal humans. Chrysocolla can bring energy into these injured hearts and fill them with those who are empty because of the loss of hope, regardless of men and women that suffer in life.
The appearance of Chrysocolla is pure, with extremely high therapeutic energy, and it is a symbol of completeness and tranquility.
It is said that putting it where it is out of balance will help restore balance. If one piece is placed at the eyebrow center chakra and one piece at the solar plexus, it can balance the mind, body and emotion.
For those who are often oppressed and unable to express their feelings and show themselves, Chrysocolla can bring courage and strength and then truly express themselves.
Chrysocolla is also considered to be an ore that brings compassion and energy. For those who have been seriously hurt by intimacy or have been subjected to any form of violence, Chrysocolla can bring energy to soothe the soul, making our hearts feel warm and loved.
For ordinary users, they can wear Chrysocolla to obtain energy support. It can properly provide spiritual support for those who have just experienced emotional trauma, such as being lovelorn or betrayed.
Chrysocolla can also lead out the thoughts hidden in your heart, giving you a chance to find an outlet for venting;
For those who have never been able to say no, it can provide an inner strength that allows you to reject all things you don’t like.
Chrysocolla Meaning:Healing Properties
Shattuckite Healing property
Crystal lovers believe that Shattuckite has a high spirituality, which can improve the vibration frequency of the human body, develop the eyebrow center wheel and throat wheel, coordinate and adjust them, and help people understand and convey what they see.
According to the theory of crystal therapy, Shattuckite is especially suitable for the past life experience without supernatural ability, which can eliminate hypnotic control and past life incantations and unlock hidden secrets.
The Shattuckite belongs to the rhombic system. The single crystal is acicular and slender prismatic. Granular, dense, massive and fibrous aggregates are common.
The color is dark blue, glass luster, translucent, hardness is 5.5~6, specific gravity is 4.11, light blue, massive aggregates.
Shattuckite occurs in the oxidation zone of copper deposits, and its associated minerals include quartz, gold, limonite, chalcopyrite, malachite, Chrysocolla, etc.
Its famous origins include Namibia, the United States, Congo, etc.