I found that two of the slabs of the chrysocolla which I have are
different from the others which I know are parrot Wing. The ones that
are different have no red in them, are mainly various shades of deep,
rich turquoise color, mottled with lighter shades of green, also
slightly streaked with greenish ivory, and have lots of black veins
in interesting patterns. When I hold the slabs up to the light, I see
that some of the veins are transparent, and there are some very small
areas which are transparent–colorless.
Are these chrysocolla, or something else? I believe they may be
softer than the parrot wing. When I hit them together, I get a
ringing sound, but not as high pitched as the parrot wing.
This is exciting. I am looking forward to my first attempt at being a
lapidary. Until I found this box stored away all these years, it just
never entered my mind.