Sonora Sunrise also known as Crimson Cuprite with Chryscolla hand carved skull pendant #2
These are all hand carved and as you can see each piece has very unique and distinct markings. Skull carvings in this stone are rare.
This semi-precious stone is found under several names such as Sonora Sunrise, Sonora Sunset, Sonora Sunrose or Cuprite Chrysocolla.
Its name comes from the Mexico state where it is mined.
The Sonora Sunrise stone shows a mix of blue green hues like in the chrysocolla and red tones like in the cuprite. You can sometimes also find a red orange color coming from the chalcotricite and some black from iron or the Tenorite.
The colors remind of desert landscapes when the sun rises or sets with hues which can be very vivid and intense just like the sunshine, or the blue from the sky or the green of cactuses.
The Sonora Sunrise stone is quite a new stone on the market for the mine was open in 2006. Its history is very short.
It is said that since 2011, it is more and more difficult to find it, moreover with good blue and red color qualities.
Mine : the Sonora Sunrise comes from the Milpillas mine in the state of Sonora in Mexico. The mine was open in 2006.
- Properties of the chrysocolla
- Properties of the cuprite
- The Sonora Sunrise would be recommended to cure the throat and lungs.
- It would relieve from stress and anxiety.
- Because of the high presence of copper linked to cuprite and chrysocolla, it would an ideal healing stone.