Tuesday, April 26, 2011

About Stones: Lemon Chrysoprase

Astrological Sign: Libra, Aries

Chakra: Heart, Crown

Lore: Lemon Chrysoprase is an ideal aid for recovering from a long period of illness.

Geology: Lemon Chrysoprase is one of a family of siliceous nickeliferous magnesium carbonates. Gaspeite is another member of this family. The green color is due to the presence of high levels of nickel.

Chemical Composition: MgCO2

Hardness: 3.5-4.0

Locality: Yerilla, Western Australia