Chrysoprase Slab – The stone of prosperity

Chrysoprase Slab – The stone of prosperity Prehistoric Online
Chrysoprase Slab – The stone of prosperity Prehistoric Online
Chrysoprase Slab – The stone of prosperity Prehistoric Online

Chrysoprase Slab

Metaphysical: The stone of prosperity

Dimensions: approx 1 – 1 1/2 inches

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Chrysoprase Slab – The stone of prosperity

Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as prase. (However, the term prase is also used to describe chlorite-included quartz, and to a certain extent is a color-descriptor, rather than a rigorously defined mineral variety.)

Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This sets it apart from rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz. Other members of the cryptocrystalline silica family include agate, carnelian, and onyx. Unlike many non-transparent silica minerals, it is the color of chrysoprase, rather than any pattern of markings, that makes it desirable.

Unlike emerald which owes its green color to the presence of chromium, the color of chrysoprase is due to trace amounts of nickel compounds in the form of very small inclusions.

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 5 × 4 × 1 in
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