- Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm
- Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Gemmy and lustrous, rich emerald-green dioptase crystals richly cover the quartz matrix on this specimen from the Type Locality - Altyn-Tyube in Kazakhstan. The dioptase crystals reach 1.9 cm on this piece. The color and quality of these dioptase crystals is better than average for this locale. This is a highly representative example of the species and famous locale.