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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)

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 72311
Mineral:Dioptase
Locality:Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase)
Description:Lustrous transparent-to-translucent green dioptase crystals on translucent brown calcite. The dioptase crystals are elongated prismatic form with three-faced terminations. An excellent specimen for the Type Locality which normally has smaller crystals. Ex. G. McLoughlin collection
Overall Size:3.5x3x2 cm
Crystals:2-20 mm
Status: For reference only
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