Calcite, Dioptase
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
Lustrous and gemmy, green dioptase crystals to 7 mm are nicely sprinkled on lustrous, colorless to gray, translucent calcite crystals from the Type Locality in Kazakhstan, Altyn Tyube. The large, doubly terminated calcite crystal really adds pizzazz to this piece. 6.3 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm