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Dioptase

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Dioptase

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Description
Locality: 
Altai, Eastern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 5.1 × 2.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.60cm
Description

Nice specimen of this interesting mineral.
The most crystals are undamaged.
Very aesthetic piece with crystals of good size very bright and deep color.

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...

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