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Dioptase on Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

 
Dioptase on Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

Dioptase on Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

Dioptase on Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

Dioptase on Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona

DESCRIPTION:No. 61037
Mineral:Dioptase on Calcite
Locality:Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
Description:Lustrous transparent bluish-green dioptase crystals to 1 mm lining small cavities and overgrown on lustrous transparent colorless calcite crystals to 5 mm. Under magnification the dioptase is seen to be elongates prismatic form.
Overall Size:8x5.5x4 cm
Crystals:0.2-5.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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