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Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)

 
Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)

DESCRIPTION:No. 45361
Mineral: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:2.5x2.5x1.5 cm
Crystals:1-8 mm
Status: For reference only
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