1.8" GREEN PRASE QUARTZ Crystals w/Actinolite Inclusions Serifos Greece for sale

  • $150.00$300.00
  • Mineral: Prase Quartz
  • Product Code: EB0915QPRASE5
  • Availability: In Stock

Here is a highly aesthetic specimen of green quartz (called prase) from the old classic locality on Serifos Island, Greece. This fine specimen features a rich, natural sage green-colored spray of crystals. Recent SEM studies have shown that the green color results from inclusions of actinolite (not hedenbergite, as was thought for decades). The inclusions caused growth interference with the developing quartz crystals, resulting in a tessin habit crystal with angled sides that come to either single spiky points or rounded blunt terminations, and may also be responsible for the unusual tessin habit.

Location Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Cyclades Islands, Aegean, Greece
Size 1.8" x 1.7" x 1.4"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.