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Crystal Description

Chalcanthite is a secondary copper mineral formed through the oxidation of copper sulphides. Chalcanthite exists only in arid regions which are protected from moisture.

Chalcanthite specimens must be kept away from water and moist conditions, as water causes them to crumble or dissolve. Most specimens are very fragile, and much care should be taken when handling them. Chalcanthite is poisonous.

Natural Chalcanthite crystals are extremely rare in nature. Well shaped crystals are easily grown synthetically from copper sulphate solutions and appear too perfect to be natural (so be aware).

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Metaphysical Properties

Chalcanthite activates the throat chakra and helps in all forms of communication.

Chalcanthite helps with making choices that will lead to personal desires and goals, unrestrained.

Photo: Chalcanthite (lab. grown)

Chalcanthite © Spirit Of ISIS

Crystal Healing Uses

Chalcanthite can be useful in treating arthritis.

Chalcanthite is helpful for disorders of the urinary and reproduction systems.

Chalcanthite can help with water retention.

Chalcanthite is never to be used as an elixir.

Photo: Chalcanthite

Chalcanthite © Spirit Of ISIS


Colour:blue, green
Formations:short prismatic, thick tabular crystals, but are rare. Commonly occurs as botryoidal, encrusted or stalactitic masses and as fibrous veins
Localities:Chile, Spain, USA
Chemical Composition:CuSO4 - 5H2O
Lustre:vitreous, translucent to transparent
Varieties:Jokokuite, Pentahydrite, Siderotil


All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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