CHRYSOPRASE ROUGH LARGE
Beautiful chunky Chrysoprase Rough Large stone. An amazing colour for a rough stone, once polished it will be quite striking. Usually reserved for Jewellers, quality specimens like this are hard to come by and attract high prices. A great Aussie Gemstone. Showing stunning colour of Apple Green and good form. Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its best color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as Prase. This material was fossicked many years ago, the location is now closed for fossicking and local sales. My midday strong sunlight photos don’t do this specimen any justice.
Marlborough, Queensland, Australia.
14cm x 12.5cm x 3.5cm, 710g.