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Diopside

$500.00   €474  £400.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32206
The gem-bearing area of Malacacheta is in the north eastern region of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and is well known for producing several fine gem minerals.  Amongst these is superbly crystallised Diopside, a calcium-magnesium-silicate and this is a terrific and showy example.  Emerging vertically from a matrix of mixed colourless Quartz and leaf green Diopside is an elegant, 4.5 cm tall Diopside crystal, varying between opaque and translucent with many included gemmy patches.  The prism forms an asymmetric hexagon in cross-section and has a flat, natural pinacoid termination on which smaller Diopside crystals have formed.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 6.2 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Diopside