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MD-203919
Dioptase
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 5.2 x 4.5 cm
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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Most people think of Tsumeb when they think of dioptase, or perhaps Congo, but this locality in Russia is actually the TYPE locality. Here are dozens of gemmy little crystals, of an intense Tsumeb-like green and wonderful luster, on a contrasting stony matrix.