This sample of Euchroit comes from a typical locality from Slovakia, the village of Lubietové locality Svätoduška. Euchroite creates emerald to grass green, partially translucent, glassy, imperfect crystals that grow through each other and create the impression of a massive, coarsely crystallized aggregate. The specimen has size 7,3 x 3,2 x 3,5 cm.

Origin Europe » Slovakia » Bánská Bystrica Region » Lubietova
Size category Small Cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size 7,3 x 3,2 x 3,5 cm
Weight 109 g


The name Euchroit comes from the Greek euchroia - a beautiful color. It is formed by the decomposition of chalcopyrite and tetrahedrite. It occurs in the form of crystalline crusts and coatings or forms small short columnar crystals in quartz cracks and mica shales. The color is emerald green. In Slovakia, it occurs in Ľubietová, from where it was first described, and in Poniky. At the same time, Ľubietová comes from the most beautiful crystals of this mineral in the world.


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