|AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from Kazakhstan > Dioptase|
|Locality:||Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)|
|Description:||Lustrous dark emerald-green dioptase crystals on crystallized brown calcite matrix. The dioptase crystals are transparent with internal inclusions that reflect light. The crystal textured surfaces are composed of many smaller parallel crystal faces.|
|Overall Size:||3x1.5x1 cm|
|Status:||For reference only|
|Buy similar:||Minerals from Russia & former Soviet Republics > Dioptase Specimens|
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