Posts tagged: dioptase
Dioptase & Malachite
Dioptase || Cu6[Si6O18].6H2O
The beautiful emerald green mineral is dioptase, and is found in Namibia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Chile, and the US. It rates 5 on the hardness scale and if formed on a trigonal crystal system.
Source: Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones Handbook\Walter Schumann
Dioptase with Calcite from Namibia