Citron chrysoprase and lemon chrysoprase are trade names for the mineral nickeloan magnesite. Found in Western Australia, this natural stone is a nickel-rich variety of magnesite. Although most magnesite in Australia is white, the presence of nickel causes the subtle lime green colour.
The name citron chrysoprase has led some to believe this mineral is a type of chrysoprase but that's not accurate. Chrysoprase is a variety of chalcedony whose green colour is caused by nickel, citron chrysoprase although also coloured by nickel is a variety of magnesite. Magnesite and chalcedony are not the same mineral. With that said, nickeloan magnesite or citron chrysoprase as it's more widely known can often be found in the same deposit as chrysoprase and some specimens are even a combination of the two minerals.
These citron chrysoprase stones are highly polished, extremely tactile and despite the minimal variation in colour, no two stones are the same. Classed as a medium sized tumbled stone, weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.