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Australian Chrysoprase

Hi, just for interest to you fellow Community enthusiast, this is chrysoprase from Marlborough in Queensland, Australia, unfortunately there is not much left, it has had a lease on it for some 40 years and the majority is sent overseas and sold as Australian Jade.

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I have some of this , it cuts beautiful stones and looks great set in gold .

I have had a chunk of this material for about 40 years and one side of it is DRUSY! Had a gem dealer tell me “No such item exists”, so I bet him $50 and took his money the next day.

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I have seen what is purported to be Jadeite Jade set in jewellery for sale online and I am certain it is chrysoprase

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