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MD-252612
Dioptase
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) deposit, Kirghiz Steppes (Asiatic Steppes), Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast'), Kazakhstan
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Glassy and gemmy, classic green dioptase crystals, to 1 cm in length, are aesthetically emplaced high on matrix. This is from the type locality of dioptase, first found here before 1800. Many people assume the first dioptase came from Africa, from Tsumeb, but it did not.