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Dioptase

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Description
Locality: 
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo (Democratic Republic) (former Zaire)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
6 × 7 × 3 cm
Description

Many dark-green crystals of dioptase are sitting on grey matrix from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe.

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What's on the rock

Dioptase

Formula: 
CuSiO3·H2O
Strunz: 
9.CJ.30
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Altyn-Tyube dioptase deposit (Altyn-Tube), Altyn-Tyube area, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

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