Serifos Island (Seriphos), Cyclades Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Dept., Greece

    Besides Ilvaite, the Island of Seriphos is home to a type of Quartz seen only rarely: Prase or Prasem - a leek-green, Chlorite or Hedenbergite included Quartz that comes from clefts in the rocks of the island. In addition to the unusual color the Quartz from this area shows an elongate form with unusual face development called the Tessin Habit after a place in Italy where it was first noticed. The central crystal of this group measures over 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) which is sizable for the locality. Luster is a peculiar mixture of shiny and matte that is beguiling in a strange way. Near the base is a Hematite Eisenrose doing its best to appear inconspicuous and there are several smaller ones on the back. No matrix but there usually never is. This unusual specimen is in excellent to pristine condition, it comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall measurements: 6 x 3.5 x 2 inches (15.2 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm).

    Provenance: The Rocksmiths [Hoppel # D0261]

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    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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