Where did the name chrysocolla gold come from?

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  • The name comes from the ancient Greek χρυσός ( chrysos) and κολλα ( kolla ), "gold" and "glue," in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BC. Chrysocolla has a cyan (blue-green) color and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 7.0.

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