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Chrysoprase Ni Chalendony

Chrysoprase Ni Chalendony

Chrysoprase Ni Chalcedony Kalgoorlie Western Australia. (Freestanding)

Chrysoprase is a green coloured form of Chalcedony, a crypto-crystalline variety of quartz. It is one of the rarest and most highly prized varieties of chalcedony.

The word Chrysoprase is derived from the Greek language and translates as Golden Greenstone. In some countries the stone is thought to have magical powers and became a symbol of love, luck and peace.

Chrysoprase forms in ultramafic rocks associated with nickel laterites, from which the stone gets it colour. Hot, percolating ground waters rich in silica leach nickel from the laterite.
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