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MD-245524
Dioptase
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
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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.