Keywords: Awakening the heart, Linking the lower and higher self, Deep connection with Nature
Chakras: Heart (4th), Crown (7th), Third Eye (6th), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Prasiolite (Green Amethyst) is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide crystal with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Its name derives from the Greek word meaning ‘leek’, and Prasiolite’s color is leek-green. Prasiolite starts out as a type of purple Amethyst, found in the Montezuma deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and its color is changed to green by heat. This can be done artificially in ovens or kilns, by heating the purple material to 932 degrees Fahrenheit, or possibly by volcanic thermal activity. In addition to Brazil, a variety of Prasiolite also is found in Arizona, USA.