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Chrysoprase

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An apple-green variety of chalcedony. The colour is caused by tiny inclusions of Ni-bearing layers silicates (willemseite, népouite or others).

Compare also mtorodite.



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Classification of Chrysoprase

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Other Names for Chrysoprase

Synonyms:
Australian JadeChrysophraseJadine
Other Languages:
Breton:Kryzopras
Catalan:Crisopras
Danish:Krysopras
Dutch:Chrysopraas
Esperanto:Krizopraso
French:Chrysoprase
German:Chrysopras
Hebrew:כריזופראס
Italian:Crisoprasio
Japanese:クリソプレーズ
Latin:Chrysoprasius
Latvian:Prazems
Polish:Chryzopraz
Portuguese:Crisoprase
Russian:Хризопраз
Sicilian:Crisoprasu
Simplified Chinese:绿玉髓
Slovak:Chryzopras
Spanish:Crisoprasa
Swedish:Krysopras
Turkish:Krizopras

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Chrysoprase

Reference List:

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G. Skrzypek, M. Sachanbiński, M.O. Jędrysek (2003): Oxygen isotope evidence for low temperature formation of chrysoprase. Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers, Vol. 22, p. xx.

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  • Localities for Chrysoprase

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Argentina
     
    • Catamarca
      • Andalgalá Department
    Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry collection & photo
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Parry Co.
        • Nundle
    MR 04316
    • Queensland
      • Greenvale
    Queensland Government Mining and Safety website
      • Rockhampton Region
    David Baker
    Queensland Government Safety and Mining website
    Queensland Government Mining and Safety website
    • South Australia
      • North West Province
        • Mount Davies Area
    Gemstones - South Australian Chrysoprase, MESA Journal 2, July, 1996.
    Gemstones - South Australian Chrysoprase, MESA Journal 2, July, 1996.
    Karel Bal Collection
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
        • Bulong
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
        • Gindalbie Station
    MINEDEX Database 2006.
      • Leonora Shire
        • Mount Margaret Goldfield
    Kim Macdonald collection
        • Ten Mile Outcamp
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
        • Yundamindra Station
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
      • Meekatharra Shire
    Outback Mining Company
      • Menzies Shire
    Grguric, B. A., Pring, A., Bevan, A. W. R. and Downes, P. J. (2006): The minerals of Comet Vale, Western Australia. Austral. J. Mineral. 12, 9-23.
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
        • Yerilla Station
    Chrysoprase Mines of Australia
      • Ngaanyatjarraku Shire
        • West Musgrave Block
          • Jamieson Community (Mantamaru)
    Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku website
          • Wingellina Community
    Outback Mining Company
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
      • Roebourne Shire
        • Roebourne
    Roebourne Tourist Bureau and Perth Rock Hunting Club
    Brazil
     
    Tony Nikischer
    Burma (Myanmar)
     
    • Mandalay Division
      • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
        • Mogok Township
          • Bernardmyo
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
    • Sagaing Division
      • Katha District
        • Tigyaing Township (Htigyaing Township)
    Harald Schillhammer collection
    Germany
     
    • Saxony
      • Chemnitz
        • Markersdorf
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Erzgebirge
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Glauchau
    H. Vollstädt, R. Baumgärtel: "Einheimische Edelsteine", 2nd. ed., Steinkopff (Dresden), 1977
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Niigata Prefecture
          • Itoigawa City
            • Ohmi
    Alluvial cobbles in innumerable collections; common.
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
      • Karkaralinsk Rayon
        • Karkaralinsk (Qarqaraly; Karsakpaj; Qarsaqpaj; Kaskelen)
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
      • Zhana-Arkinskii rayon
    Gems of Kazakhstan, - textbook, Almaty, 1999, v.1, pp. 71-73 (in Rus.)
    Madagascar
     
    • Toamasina Province (Tamatave)
      • Alaotra-Mangoro Region
        • Ambatondrazaka District
    Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
    Peru
     
    Petersen, G.G. (1970) Minería y metalurgía en el antiguo Peru. Arqueologicas, 12 140pp. (Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia, Lima)
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Gogołów-Jordanów Massif
    A.T.S Mathauser collection
      • Ząbkowice District
    No reference listed
    http://www.bruschke.org/regionen/schlesien/kosemitz/kosemitz.htm
    Spangenberg, K., and Müller, M. (1949): Die lateritische Zersetzung des Peridotits bei der Bildung der Nickelerzlagerstätte von Frankenstein in Schlesien. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 1(5/6), 560-572
    Portugal
     
    • Aveiro District
      • Albergaria-a-Velha
        • Branca
    Marques de Sá, J. & Leal Gomes, C. (2010): Les mines de cuivre et nickel de Palhal et Telhadela, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 92, 36-47.
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Orenburgskaya Oblast'
          • Svetlyi
            • Buruktal District
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2000): Lithology and Mineral Resources 35(4), 351-364.
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Málaga
        • Carratraca
    Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
    Tanzania
     
    • Dodoma Region
    Graetsch, H. A. (2011): Microstructure and origin of colour of chrysoprase from Haneti (Tanzania). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 188, 111-117.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Gila Co.
        • Globe-Miami District
          • Globe Hills District
            • Globe Hills
              • Globe
                • Old Dominion vein system
                  • Buffalo Hill
    MacFall (1951), Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.
          • Miami-Inspiration District
            • Inspiration
              • Miami-Inspiration deposit
                • Inspiration Mine
    MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.
      • La Paz Co.
        • Plomosa Mts
          • Plomosa District
    Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 170 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
      • Mohave Co.
        • Weaver District
    Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 30; Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 85.
    • California
      • Amador Co.
        • Ione
    Root, L.L. (1927) Twenty-third report of the State Mineralogist. California Mining Bureau Report 23, 456 pp.: 149; Carlson, D.W. & W.B. Clark (1954), Mines and Minerals of Amador County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50(1): 211; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 316; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 344.
      • Butte Co.
        • Magalia District
          • Magalia
    Engineering and Mining Journal (Engineering & Mining Journal) (1907), Mining news: 84: 653; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 316.
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Foothill Copper Belt
          • Sugarloaf Mountain
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
        • Pardee District
          • Valley Springs
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Kern Co.
        • California City
    Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 91-92; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 345.
    Butler, 1995. Rockhounding California, p.142.
        • Edmanton District (Meadow Valley District)
    Kunz, George Frederick (1902), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1901: 755; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 317.
      • Tulare Co.
        • Ivanhoe
          • Venice Hills
    Tucker, W. Burling (1919), El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Tehama, and Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 911; MacFall (1951), Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.; Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1958), Mines and mineral resources of Tulare County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 54): 54(3): 344; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 350, 424.; Tucker, W. Burling (1919), El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Tehama, and Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 911; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318.; D. B. Sterrett (1912) Mineral Resources of the United States Calendar Year 1911. US Government Printing Office.
        • Lindsay
          • Todds Hill (Todds Hill & Chrysoprase Hill)
    Kunz, George Frederick (1905a), Gems, jewelers’ materials, and ornamental stones of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 37, 171 pp.: 76; Tucker, W. Burling (1919), El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Tehama, and Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 226-253, 258-266, 271-308, 911; Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1958), Mines and mineral resources of Tulare County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 54: 467; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 283, 318; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 350.
        • Orosi
    Kunz, George Frederick (1899), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1898: 589; Tucker, W. Burling (1919), El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Tehama, and Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 226-253, 258-266, 271-308, 911; Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1958), Mines and mineral resources of Tulare County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 54): 54(3): 467; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 350.
        • Tennessee Knob
    Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1958), Mines and mineral resources of Tulare County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 54: 375-376; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 350.; Kunz, George Frederick (1899), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1898: 589; Tucker, W. Burling (1919), Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 911; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318.
    Murdoch, "Minerals of California" 1966 p. 298
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee Co.
        • Sedalia District
    ("Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997)
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Grand Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Mineral Co.
        • Creede District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire Co.
        • Florida
    Western Massachusetts Geologic Resource Inventory, 3rd Ed., Alan R. Plante (Privately Published), 1994
    • New York
      • St. Lawrence Co.
    Dana 6:191.
    • North Carolina
    Pratt,Joseph Hyde.,1933,Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina: American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Kuntz American gems and precious stones
    • Oregon
      • Douglas Co.
        • Riddle District
    Kuntz American gems and precious stones
      • Malheur Co.
        • Malheur District (Mormon Basin District)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cumberland
    AmMIn 11:334-340
    • Vermont
      • Windham Co.
        • Newfane
    Rocks & Min. Vol. 71, (1996)
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