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Dioptase

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Locality: 
Twin Buttes Mine, Pima County, Arizona, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.4 × 4.6 × 3 cm
Description

This seems to be a more rare specimen: on an iron-stained matrix settle numerous small green dioptase crystals. Dioptase is not listed on mindat for the Anaconda Twin Butte mine. Sorry for the wrong colour, impossible to get this dioptase right.

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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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