Atacamite is a copper halide mineral that is identifiable by its slender, fiber like crystals that can exhibit pleochroism of green to yellow. It has a Mohs hardness of 3 - 3.5 and can be vitreous or adamantine in its luster. It was first described in 1801 by D. de Fallizen in the Atacama Desert of Chile, the location from which it draws its name, though it can be found naturally throughout the world on oxidized copper deposits.
This attractive Atacamite is one phenomenal specimen with its lush green crystals, evocative of a far away landscape with its craggy, multi-color surface. This piece that stands on it's own would truly stand out on your desk, windowsill, or bookshelf, adding a pop of color, rarity, and elegance.
Atacamite resonates with the higher chakras and is said to open the 3rd Eye in those who spend time meditating with it, opening the conscious bounds of the mind. These qualities make Atacamite ideal for meditation, astral travel and creative thought patterns.
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