4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Kavalerova, Far East Russia
Prasem or Prazym simply means "green", but the word has come to characterize specific types of Quartz with Hedenbergite inclusions from Seriphos Greece, as well as new finds from Inner Mongolia. Another Prazym comes from Eastern Russia, and has an Actinolite inclusion, growing often on top of Andradite Garnet. These fascinating specimens have aesthetic, mineralogical, and investment appeal. They are some of the finest green quartzes available!
Russians own the most land, and thus, likely the greatest mineral wealth! Getting mineral specimens out of Russia continues to be a challenge though because of laws around them being national treasures. The Dalnegorsk sulfide deposits produce diverse specimens every year which seem to find their way to market through a few legal export means. Some tourmaline and other lapidary rough does make it to market. For the amount of mineralization they possess, one would hope we could see more specimens in the future!