Dioptase of a beautiful emerald green, with a well-finished crystal of 5 mm surrounded by dioptase and calcite dracony on matrix.
Etymology: from the Greek dia "through" and optazo "I see".
Gisement: Altyn-Tyube, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
Dimensions: 21 x 12 x 9 mm.
Weight: 13.27 carats.
Dioptase is a silicates, from the subclass of cyclosilicates.
Chemical formula: CuSiO3 - H2O.
Color: emerald green, dark blue-green, colored by copper.
Hardness: 5. This mineral is sensitive to household products and shocks.
Soluble in sulphuric and nitric acids.
Wash gently, with soapy water, rinse and let dry.
Ideal for mineral collector, enthusiast of earth sciences or metaphysical healer, reflexology or lithotherapy.
You will receive the specimens as in the photo, shooting in macro mode.
I ship every order by follow-up mail, carefully wrapped in a bubble wrap or cardboard pouch, to ensure safe delivery.
International shipping: All shipments are by standard international mail follow-up. Please keep in mind that international shipments can take one to three weeks, depending on customs deadlines.
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