Diopside Cluster
Miniature, 4.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
Merelani Mines, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania

This is a particularly elegant cluster of unusually gemmy, unusually lustrous, and unusually transparent lime-green diopside from a famous pocket of mid-2008. The quality of these things is like from no other pocket from the mine, and the diopsides from here do, I think, rank at the top of their food chain. Clusters are quite uncommon compared to singles. This cluster is complete all around, and has minor associated graphite. Note the unusually sharp termination on the specimen... It is beyond the ordinary quality.

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