Saturday, November 22, 2014

Eilat Stone

Chrysocolla is an greatly colored copper mineral. Its shade can be among the strongest colors of natural blue gems. Chrysocolla’s attractive, stunning blue-green shade is often mistakenly confuse for turquoise because they share many visual resemblances. It can often be found intermingled with malachite, and azurite, creating a wonderful mixed diamond known as Eilat stone.
Eilat Stone derives its name from the city of Eilat where it was once mined, it is a green-blue inhomogeneous mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachiteazuriteturquoisepseudomalachitechrysocolla. The Eilat stone is the National stone of Israel, and is also known as the King Solomon Stone.

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