Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.4 x 2.8 cm
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
These dioptases are very difficult to photograph. But in person, the crystals on this specimen are the best TSUMEB green, and GEMMY and sharp! That "whitish" look in the pics just is not there in person. These crystals are not particularly large, but they contrast beautifully with the matrix and really jump out at you. Only a few bruised crystals at the edge of the cluster. 6.9 x 6.4 x 2.8cm