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Dioptase

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Dioptase

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Description
Locality: 
Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 4.8 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

An aesthetic specimen of dioptase crystal from Okandawasi mine. A very good dark emerald green specimen. Weight: 83.7grams

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...