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MD-40978
Dioptase
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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The type locality for dioptase is NOT Tsumeb, but Altyn-Tyube in Kazakhstan. Here is a pretty mini from there, with several crystals over a centimeter in length! The color is hard to capture in pics - in reality, it is a fine deep green, very Tsumeb-like. 3.8 x 3 x 1.9 cm