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Dioptase from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

 
Dioptase from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

Dioptase from Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 33840
Mineral:Dioptase
Locality:Morenci Mine, Clifton District, Greenlee County, Arizona
Description:Sparkling green dioptase crystals coating one face of gossan matrix from the early days at the famous Morenci Mine, once the largest copper producer in the US. The dioptase crystals are lustrous, transparent and intensely colored. Ex. John A. Rorer, Jr. collection #240; purchased in 1948; collected pre-WWII
Overall Size:7x4x3 cm
Crystals:.5-1 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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