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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)

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 65525
Mineral:Dioptase on Calcite
Locality:Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)
Description:Lustrous transparent vivid-green dioptase crystals to 8 mm with lustrous transparent colorless calcite crystals to 2 mm lining a shallow cavity in gray quartzite. The lower front edge of the dioptase crystals contacted the opposing cavity wall. Ex. D. Miller collection #M2047
Overall Size:6x3.5x3.5 cm
Crystals:1-8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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