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Apache Chrysocolla designer gem 3/20/2018 01 - 42 x 23 x 5.2 mm - 45 carats - This cabochon is cut from one of the most beautiful and rare stone I know of. I consider Apache Chrysocolla as the holy grail of chrysocolla. It is said to come from an old worked out copper mine in Mexico and there is nothing I know of that is quite like it. This stunning, very rare stone is made up of many different minerals including Chrysocolla, Malachite, Shattuckite, Turquoise, Calcite, Cuperite, Hematite, Quartz, Linarite, Silver and even Gold. Many years ago it made the cover of Rock and Gem magazine. These days there is very little of this on the market and the price has skyrocketed. This is old, high grade material. This stone has all the colors and metallics that make this material so desirable. It has a low, nicely rounded dome, girdled sides and a curved beveled back all with a satin and metallic luster and a few surface flaws. Here is the video clip to see the stone in motion: