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min data

Mineral: quartz
Gem: chrysoprase
Cut: freeform cabochons
Origin: Australia
General Info: The name is derived from the German "quarz" of uncertain origin. It was called "krystallos" by the Greeks, but this later became the generic term for crystal.
Additional Information
Chrysoprase is a green form of calcedony with the colarant being nikel. The name comes form the Greek ...chrysos meaning gold and prason, meaning leek. Kind of a weird name for a GREEN stone. The color ranges from deep green to apple green to a pale green.

The most desireable is the bright green with high translucency.