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DIOPSIDE Specimens



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# DPS-15, $70.00 Sold!
Dims: 0.91x0.16x0.16" (2.3x0.4x0.4cm) .... Wt: 7.7ct (1.54g) .... Loc: Tormiq, Baltistan, Pakistan
This is a very good crystal of chrome diopside. Its color is a deep green, and it has an excellent form with a 4 sided prismatic crystal with an asymetrical roof termination. It is not quite transparent, being slightly translucent, with a nearly vitreous luster, and with some internal fractures that serve to reflect bright green highlights.
# DPS-13, $25.00 Sold!
Dims:2.0x1.7x0.7" (5.1x4.3x1.8 cm) . . . .Wt: 1.7oz. (48g) . . . .Loc:Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
This specimen consists of dozens of prismatic diopside crystals growing from a piece of matrix material. At least two of these crystals are double terminated; the largest crystal measures just under 1.0" (2.5cm) in length. These diopsides are highly translucent, and a beautiful shade of brown. There is minor damage around the edges of this specimen, and some abrasion damage to the crystals on one side.
# DPS-12, $55.00 Sold!
Dims:1.2x0.4x0.1" (3.0x1.0x0.3 cm) . . . .Wt: 0.1oz. (3g) . . . .Loc:Markhi Khel, Spinghar, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan
This specimen consists of a single terminated crystal of diopside. The crystal is brownish in color, and shows a high level of translucence. The only damage to this specimen is at the base, where it was broken away from the matrix.
# DPS-11, $60.00 Sold!
Dims:4.0x2.3x1.4" (10.1x5.8x3.6 cm) . . . .Wt: 4.4oz. (124g) . . . .Loc:Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
The top of this specimen is covered with a forest of diopside needles to 0.3" (0.8cm) in length. Also present is a spray of white natrolite needles. When held up to a light, the diopsides are very translucent. The only damage to this specimen is at the very edges, where it was pried from the host rock.
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