Prasiolite is a trade name given to a naturally occurring green variety of Quartz. Its colouration due to a balance of ferrous iron and iron hydrate impurities, temperature and pressure during crystallisation.
Prasiolite has been found as a combination of Amethyst and green Quartz within the same crystal. Prasiolite is rare in its natural form and is claimed to be found in several locations around the world.
Prasiolite is also artificially formed from heat treating or irradiating Amethyst and is often sold as Green Amethyst. An opaque green quartz, known as Amegreen is also created from heat treated Amethyst.
Prasiolite releases blockages on the emotional level, clearing the heart chakra and promoting self love.
Prasiolite harmonises yin and yang energies and provides for synergy at the intellectual and spiritual levels.
Prasiolite accelerates the attainment of higher states of consciousness.
Prasiolite can be used to treat disorders of the lungs, thymus and heart.
Prasiolite is useful post healing, assisting the body to detoxify.
Prasiolite is useful for chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, fatigue and lethargy, tension and stress related disorders.
light green, purple
Hexagonal, rhombohedral terminations
clusters of pyramids on a geode base. Also occurs as tall prismatic crystals, short stubby crystals, in drusy aggregates, massive, in geodes, and as rounded river worn stones
USA, Brazil, Africa, Canada
SiO2 minor Fe3 and Fe4 impurities
vitreous, translucent to transparent
All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.