• Diopside with Graphite
  • Diopside with Graphite
Native Elements

Diopside with Graphite

$700.00   €600  £510.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20142
Crystallised Diopside shifts to a much higher gear in the Merelani Hills mining district of north-eastern Tanzania, where it forms as magnificent crystals, frequently found with silvery-black Graphite. This fabulous specimen consists of translucent, light apple-green Diopside crystals with a brilliant glassy lustre, the largest measuring 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm. These sit on a matrix of metallic black foliated Graphite mixed with angular fragments of pale green Diopside. A delightful and excellent example of this species.

Details

Dimensions
3.6 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Silicates
Locality
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Graphite, Diopside

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