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MD-54602
Dioptase
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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From the type locality for dioptase (no, it's not Tsumeb), this mini is dominated by a fat, 1.3-cm crystal that has superb Tsumeb-like color and luster. It sits next to a euhedral calcite rhomb. As always, dioptases look better in person than in pics.. 4.5 x 3.7 x 3.3cm