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Mineral:DIOPTASE
Formula:CuSiO2(OH)2
Crystal System:Rhomboedral (Trigonal)
Strunz Nr:8/E.21-10
References:ZK 187 (1989), 15; L 5 (1994), 8; HB2/1 (1995)
Type Locality:Altyn-Tyube, Karaganda, Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)

Dioptase (1,3cm)
Tsumeb, Namibia
Coll. Pierre Perroud. Photo Ph. Wagneur MHN Genève
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