CHRYSOPRASE – LARGE SPECIMEN

$410.00

or sale is a very impressive example of chrysoprase from Marlborough , Qld.  Chrysoprase is an uncommon nickel quartz, and I think it can be stated that Australia has the finest examples of this form of quartz. Interestingly chrysoprase is actually a pseudomorph, originally it was formed as magnasite, and over a period of time was replaced by nickel rich quartz to form what we see today.

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For sale is a very impressive example of chrysoprase from Marlborough , Qld.  Chrysoprase is an uncommon nickel quartz, and I think it can be stated that Australia has the finest examples of this form of quartz. Interestingly chrysoprase is actually a pseudomorph, originally it was formed as magnasite, and over a period of time was replaced by nickel rich quartz to form what we see today. This specimen weights a huge  1560cts (312gms), and as you can see is quite translucent. Clean specimen of this size are very uncommon, this piece coming from an old collection. Try and find a better example of this form of quartz anywhere!!. Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars. Please note that the white spots on the specimen are actually the sunshine flashing of the highly polished surface. TOP SPECIMEN!!

MARLBOROUGH, QLD.

115 x 71 x 31mm.