3 Jade Green PRASE QUARTZ Cluster with Terminated Crystals - Serifos, Greece for sale. What do we do to ensure color accuracy in our photos? Recommended stand : A display square comes free with this specimen. This is a superb specimen of green quartz (called prase) from the old classic locality on Serifos Island, Greece.
It has a rich, natural sage green-colored, and is made up of a cluster of sharp tessin habit prase crystals with exceptionally fine single-point terminations. The green color is the result of inclusions of hedenbergite, and the combination of color and form make this a beautiful, elegant and highly geometrical specimen with great eye appeal. Small cabinet sized, 3 specimen.Hedenbergite inclusions cause the jade green color. All of our specimens come with a custom label with accurate locality information. Locality Information about crystals/mineral specimens from this location. This is a highly aesthetic and superb quality specimen of sage GREEN QUARTZ (PRASE) from Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Cyclades Islands, Aegean Islands Dept.
The exquisite, mossy sage green color is the result of HEDENBERGITE inclusions. 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. M ineralogy Facts about gems, rocks and minerals. Quartz is the most common mineral on the face of the earth. It is found in nearly every geological environment and is at least a component of almost every rock type. It frequently is the primary mineral, >98%. It is also the most varied in terms of varieties, colors and forms. This variety comes about because of the abundance and widespread distribution of quartz.
A collector could easily have hundreds of quartz specimens and not have two that are the same due to the many broad catagories. The specimens could be separated by answers to the following questions: color? Multiple combinations of these could produce hundreds of unique possibilities. Quartz is a fun mineral to collect. Its abundance on the Earth's surface is incredible and produces some wonderful varieties that don't even look like the same mineral.
A collector must always be up on the many varieties of quartz and it sometimes embarrasses a collector to have collected too many specimens of such a common mineral. But nearly all collectors concede that you can never really have enough quartz specimens. Metaphysics Information about crystal, gem and mineral metaphysics and healing. People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing tell us that prase works quite well with the opening and stabilizing of the heart chakra and promotes an intuitive cabability which is coupled with love.
It is a stone of transformative energies, transforming negative energy to the positive state without releasing it to the atmosphere. It also acts to inspire creativity and to attract success, prosperity and abundance. Every specimen comes with our label, giving the full mineral name plus accurate locality information.
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The item "3 Jade Green PRASE QUARTZ Cluster withTerminated Crystals Serifos Greece for sale" is in sale since Friday, April 04, 2014. 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.