Stone Medicine - Chrysopraseby Alannah Hudis on 06/16/17
(Stone medicine interpretation by Alannah Hudis - Geological information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
"Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as prase. (However, the term prase is also used to describe chlorite-included quartz, and to a certain extent is a color-descriptor, rather than a rigorously defined mineral variety.)
Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This sets it apart from rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz. Other members of the cryptocrystalline silica family include agate, carnelian, and onyx. Unlike many non-transparent silica minerals, it is the color of chrysoprase, rather than any pattern of markings, that makes it desirable. The word chrysoprase comes from the Greek ?????? chrysos meaning 'gold' and ???????? prasinon, meaning 'green'.
Unlike emerald which owes its green color to the presence of chromium, the color of chrysoprase is due to trace amounts of nickel compounds in the form of very small inclusions.
As with all forms of chalcedony, chrysoprase has a hardness of 6–7 on the Mohs hardness scale and a conchoidal fracture like flint." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysoprase)
Chrysoprase comes in a variety of intermingled shades of green and has a waxy luster. An earth stone that also resonates with the element of water, chrysoprase enjoys being refreshed on moist ground.
Chrysoprase aids attunement to earth energies and ecological balance and understanding of our place in the web of creation. Its peaceful energy is enjoyed by animals and it is beneficial in the garden for all green, growing things.
Physically, chrysoprase attunes to the heart chakra and helps to open heart centered communication with the elements and beings of nature. It also has a stabilizing effect on bodily energies and helps maintain iron balance in the body.