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Dioptase

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Description
Locality: 
Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 0.7 × 1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.00cm
Weight: 
7.00gr
Description

This is an extremely beautiful, rare and very sought after specimen, Dioptase cystals of over an iare very seldom found. From Okandawasi Mine, Kaokoveld, Namibia....

Mineral Data
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...