Apalachee Minerals

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DIO4859 - Dioptase

$400.00 Weight: 709 g

Altyn-Tyube; Khirgez Steppes, near Karaganda; Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
102mm x 79mm x 68mm
Bright teal-green transparent to translucent dioptase crystal cluster lying in a pocket in matrix, with individual crystals averaging 5 mm across. Minor associated malachite. Dioptase is notoriously difficult to photograph - looks much better in person! From the type locality for dioptase. No damage, except for contacting around the periphery of the pocket.

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