ETIMOLOGY: From the greek jrisos: gold e prasos = leek gold.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.
CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, quartz group.
CHEMICAL FORMULA MINERAL ELEMENTS: SiO2 + (Ni).
HARDNESS: 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Brazil, Tanzania, Australia (NSW), Poland (Frankenstein switched off by -Zabkowice on top), Russia (Urals), USA (California).
MINERALOGY: Chrysoprase is considered the most valuable stone from the group of chalcedony, fine fibers of microscopic quartz having a radial management (habit formed by needles or fibers radiating from the center.) The substance que gives the characteristic color green apple is nickel occurs in rock serpentine and weathered mass of nickel deposits filling the cracks, the first intermediate stage is formed of the prase opal is transformed into crisoprasa to lose water When dehydrated completely lost its green color and pale It passe.
MYTHOLOGY: In ancient chrysoprase he was assigned to the goddess Venus represented the "divine love of truth" as did the seer Emmanuel Swedenborg know this refers to the sense of justice which is also an attribute of the goddess Venus. Hildegard of Bigen attributed detoxifying properties. It chrysoprase for interior decoration such as was used in previous centuries in St. Wenceslas Chapel in St. Vitus Cathedral (Prague-Czech Republic), the Chapel of the Holy Cross of Burg Karlstein (Czech Republic), the castle Sanssouci (Postdam- Germany) .The crisoprasa is the tenth among the twelve precious stones that make up the foundations of the walls of the Holy City, the New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21:20. The medieval symbolism identified those twelve precious stones with the twelve apostles, and since then chrysoprase gemstone as an attribute of the Apostle Jude considered. Chrysoprase color may fade by the action of sunlight and heat, you may regain its original color if kept in a humid environment.
PROPERTIES: Chrysoprase encourages the pursuit of truth with patience and calm, is said to help in enhancing relationship problems fidelity, favoring independence and yet encouraging the commitment to maintain a healthy and balanced relationship partner, help in case jealousy and nightmares, fosters hope and understanding, stimulates mental dexterity.
CHAKRAS: Spleen and heart.
ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio.
USES: Jewelry, decorations, collection, meditation.