About Brochantite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations


Mineralogy and Geology of Brochantite

Mineral formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6

Crystal system: Monoclinic

Crystal habit: prismatic to acicular, elongated, or, more rarely, tabular. Loosely coherent aggregates of acicular crystals; groups and drusy crusts; massive, granular.

Cleavage: perfect on {100}

Fracture: irregular/uneven, conchoidal

Color: green, emerald green, green-black, light green

Luster: vitreous, pearly

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 3 ½ - 4

Streak: pale green

Specific gravity: 3.97

Named after: the French geologist and mineralogist, André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers, by Serve-Dieu Abailard "Armand" Lévy in 1824.

Type locality: Mednorudyanskoye Copper Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

Geological occurrence:  A common secondary copper hydroxy sulphate, typically found in arid climates or in rapidly oxidizing copper sulfide deposits under low acid conditions.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Brochantite works to integrate, strengthen and activate all chakras, elevating their energies to a higher level. It helps with spiritual attunement, and for healing and cleansing of energy centers.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – green brochantite relates to the heart energy center; works with all chakras for aligning and strengthening.
  • Numerology –vibrates to the number 7.
  • Zodiac – Capricorn
  • Birthstone – no traditional associations
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional associations


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.