Dioptase (Type Locality) on Calcite

Altyn-Tyube, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Miniature, 5.4 x 5.4 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 04/22/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Lustrous and gemmy, green dioptase crystals to 4 mm are richly and aesthetically sprinkled on lustrous, colorless to light brown, translucent calcite crystals from the Type Locality in Kazakhstan, Altyn Tyube. The striking, large, 3.5 cm, doubly terminated calcite crystal surrounded by the dioptase crystals AND included with dioptase crystals really adds pizzazz to this piece. Very fine combination material from this famous locale. Large calcites are extremely uncommon and associated with the dioptase, make for a unique locality piece. valued $750

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