The hedenbergite caused growth interference with the developing quartz crystals, resulting in a tessin habit crystal with angled sides that come to single spiky points. I acquired this exceptional specimen from a German dealer who sets up at the Tucson Gem, Rock and Mineral Show each year.Luckily, he is friends with the Greek miner who managed to get the necessary permits & permissions to run a months-long, hand-scale mining operation on Serifos during the summer of 2008. This fellow managed to excavate the floor of the shallow cave where the prase crystals had been found years ago. By the time he scraped bottom, there was nothing left to mine, and he had a nice lot of really fine new crystals from this old classic locality. I was told that the lot I inspected was the last of the crystals that could be mined - at least without drilling, blasting, and heavy equipment which would be cost prohibitive.
So, I selected the best crystals from the lot - the ones with sharp terminations, vibrant color, and aesthetic sculptural arrangements. Presumably, that will be the end. Want to receive cumulative discounts, starting with your next order?
The item "3 Jade Green PRASE QUARTZ Cluster withTerminated Crystals Serifos Greece for sale" is in sale since Friday, September 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Display Specimens". The seller is "crystal-digger" and is located in Greenfield, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.