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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 52648
Mineral:Dioptase on Calcite
Locality:Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)
Description:Large lustrous emerald-green translucent dioptase crystals on gray-brown calcite. The dioptase crystals were embedded in the calcite which was etched away to expose the dioptase.
Overall Size:7x5x3 cm
Crystals:1-14 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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