Dioptase from D.R.O.C

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This Dioptase cluster has formed in a concave shape. This mineral has a unique deep color that makes it stand out among the rest. It has been hot glued to an acrylic stand for easy display. If desired, one coud easily remove that from the specimen.

Measurements (with stand): ~1-1/2" long x 1-5/8" tall x 1" wide

Location: Sanda, Kimbedi, D.R.O.C 

More Information

Dioptase crystals are emerald green and translucent. The mineral got its name from the Greek words for "to see" and "through" because of the ability to see internal cleavage planes of the small crystals. The mineral forms in rhombohedral crystals (usually less than 1cm in size) with a chemical composition of CuSiO3 (H2O).