Chalcocite was first named in 1832 as Chalcosine, after the Greek 'chalkos' for Copper. It was renamed in 1868 to its present name of Chalcocite. A new find of Chalcocite with Chrysocolla and Feldspar has recently been discovered in Madagascar, with lovely green and orange colouring.

Alternative Names N/A
Colour Black
Hardness 2.5 - 3
Crystal system Monoclinic
Streak Blackish
Lustre Metallic
Main Locations Madagascar, USA
Chakra Heart, Root
Zodiac Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius
Numerology 1
Planetary Venus
Element Water